By GALEN HOLLEY
The Grenada Water and Sewer Department will begin changing out water meters on Monday.
A number of the meters are old and don’t function properly, according to Water Superintendent Dale Ratliff, so the department is replacing all of them with radio-read meters.
Radio-read meters can be monitored remotely without a water employee physically standing in the yard.
Crews will start their replacement work in the Holcomb area.
“These are quality meters and we plan to replace all 8,204 units in our service area,” said Ratliff.
Grenada’s water system reaches into five counties, including Calhoun, Montgomery, Webster Carroll and Tallahatchie counties.
In March the department scored a perfect five in each of six quality categories with the Mississippi Department of Health.