New meters could mean higher city water bills

Ja’Lon Lee installs a new radio-read water meter at a house in Gore Springs on Wednesday.

 Staff Writer

   The Grenada Water Department is in the process of changing out old meters, and some customers can expect to see a slight increase in their bills.
   According to Water Dept. Superintendent Dale Ratliff, the subcontractors with whom the department has collaborated, Hemphill Construction and Double S Construction, have installed about one-third of the new meters.
   The new meters are radio read, which means they can be read remotely with a laptop computer. They’ll replace the old meters, which Ratliff said are badly outdated.
   “Due to several factors, customers’ first month’s bill may show more than the customary one month read,” said Ratliff. “If your bill has been in the range from $18.65 to $22.65, expect your bill to be higher.”

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