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Council Committee To Decide On High Tech Water Meters Proposal

A proposal to have the city of San Diego install high tech water meters, which would allow for easier and more accurate readings at commercial properties, will go before the City Council's Natural Resources and Culture Committee today.

According to a staff report, the new meters would help customers manage their usage, like those used by utility companies. Data recorded by the equipment could also alert customers and the city's Water Department to leaks or tampering.

The proposed $5.1 million project would cover all 10,000 commercial water meters and 900 residential customers. The city's water system currently includes around 275,000 meters.

Also at the meeting, the city's Transportation and Stormwater Department is scheduled to unveil a public awareness campaign on flood preparedness.

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