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By Allison Gayne
Published: November 23 2015
South Farmingdale Water District will soon use new technology to allow its personnel to more accurately record the water meter readings of every household and business within the District.
New installations beginning December 2015 will help provide more accurate records of water meter readings.
South Farmingdale, NY - November 20, 2015 - New technology will allow South Farmingdale Water District personnel to more accurately record the water meter readings of every household and business within the District. Through cellular technology, water meters will be read remotely, precisely and non-intrusively.
Saks Metering has been contracted to administer this program, and installation in the first of four zones will begin in December 2015. Door Hangers will be used to notify each household and business of the installation process in advance. Once notified, consumers can make an appointment by phone, email or online. An adult must be home at the time of installation, which should take no more than 20 to 30 minutes, and may temporarily disrupt water service.
This transition to a new system will greatly increase operational efficiency. The Board of Water Commissioners commented, “When we looked at the technology, it was a no-brainer. This is the future of water meter reading and we are in a position to implement it right away at no additional cost to the consumer.”
Security is a top priority for South Farmingdale Water District, and authorized installers will have appropriate photo and badge identification, uniforms, and car signage clearly indicating ‘Contracted by South Farmingdale Water District.’ SFWD will be updating its website when installers will be in your neighborhood.
Since 1931, South Farmingdale Water District has been providing quality drinking water that exceeds federal, state and local standards to the communities it serves, which include South Farmingdale, North Massapequa and parts of Bethpage, Seaford and Massapequa Park.
For more information contact South Farmingdale Water District, 40 Langdon Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735, via telephone at (516) 249-3330 or visit www.sfwater.com.
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