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Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to Discuss the Future of AMR/AMI Project at Next Board Meeting

Post Date:05/21/2020 12:00 PM

May 21, 2020

 Calabasas, CA – Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) encourages customers to attend the virtual Board meeting, on June 2, 2020 at 9:00am, for information about the possible Automatic Meter Reading/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMR/AMI) project. The Board will be considering whether to award a contract for the installation of AMR/AMI.

 As California’s water conservation mandates become more restrictive, we require a more robust connection between the District and our customers to share and monitor timely information on household water usage. Meeting these stricter mandates requires a multi-pronged approach, including implementing new conservation initiatives and the installation of an AMR/AMI infrastructure system.

This upcoming smart meter system will allow homeowners to view their water usage in real-time by logging into their accounts through a user-friendly customer portal. Customers will be able to monitor usage trends, look for anomalies like leaks, and compare usage data with their existing water budgets.

“The District relies on innovation and forward-thinking technology to not only maximize water use efficiency, but to provide long-term cost savings to our customers,” said Dave Pedersen, General Manager of LVMWD. “AMR/AMI is a critical step forward to provide customers with useful and timely data, so they can make more informed decisions that affect their water usage.”

 AMR/AMI meters are equipped with small radio antennas that communicate data to a base station and transmit it to LVMWD and customers. The customer will be able to access the same information at the same time as the District. Monthly meter reading will no longer be required, reducing LVMWD staff vehicle trips and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 “The District prioritizes transparency and maintaining the trust of our customers,” said Jay Lewitt, LVMWD Board President and JPA Chair. “I really want to encourage any curious or concerned customers to attend the upcoming virtual Board meeting and learn the facts straight from our staff and your Board.”

Customers can attend virtually on June 2, 2020 at 9:00am by clicking the following link: www.lvmwd.com/livestream

 Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides potable water, wastewater treatment, recycled water and biosolids composting to more than 70,000 residents in the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village, and unincorporated areas of western Los Angeles County

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