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Maumee to get electronic water meters

MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

New water meters will be installed inside every home in Maumee.

The city has been working on the project for the past month, after the water department told them the existing meters were not being manufactured anymore.

After searching for new meters, the city settled on automated meters that will eliminate the need for manual readings. These new meters will allow the city to gather information electronically, without going to the individual households.

They will also allow residents to monitor their real-time water consumption online.

"If they have a high consumption within a 24-hour period, we can be notified to alert the homeowner that they may have a problem internally, so we can then save them money," said Public Service Director Joe Camp.

The new meters will not cost residents anything. They are expected to be installed by the end of October.

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