North Port Utilities begins 2018 meter conversion project
North Port Utilities is starting its 2018 Meter Conversion Project which will replace manual read meters with automatic meter read (AMR) meters. These meters will transmit data directly to meter reading equipment within the meter reader’s truck via radio transmitters, improving accuracy of information and safety for our meter readers. The City has hired National Metering Services, Inc. to replace over 1,500 manual read meters in our system.
Beginning April 9th, the National Metering Services team will be in LaCasa replacing meters in two sections. Other areas planned are in Harbor Cove, Harbor Isles, Pickwick Rd., and the W. Price Blvd. and N. Salford Blvd. area from Symco Ave. to Warrior Ave. Customers can view maps of the project areas at the link below.
Since the City’s water meters are located near the front property line in an easement, access to the home will not be necessary. However, National Metering Services staff will knock on the door to let the customer know that they are there and will be replacing the meter. The installers will have proper identification displayed and will be in National Metering Services vehicles with their logo prominently displayed. The meter replacement takes about 20 minutes to complete and customers can expect an interruption in their service while the work is being done. When the work has been completed, a door hanger notice will be left on the customer’s front door.
Please contact North Port Utilities with any questions or concerns at 941-240-8000.