SMART METERS ARE COMING!
NW MUD 5 will be updating and retrofitting all of its existing meters to “Smart Meters” using cell phone technology with daily updates of water usage. The new “Eye on Water” app will allow the District and customers to monitor daily usage, save water, and receive notifications of excessive water usage based on the customer defined parameters. The notification could indicate a broken pipe, irrigation system malfunction, or leak. The Smart Meter app will be compatible with your PC, Tablet, or Smart Phone. To see an example of the “Eye on Water” report, click here. This automation will eliminate the need to manually read your meters every month!
The retrofit process is expected to be complete in the next 12 to 18 months. Customers will receive notification when their new meter is installed along with instruction on how to set up an account to monitor your usage and receive notifications. This can be easily done after the initial 10 day activation period. You will still receive your monthly bill that will continue to show your usage as well.