The City of Kaufman is moving forward with a project to modernize the city's aging water service infrastructure. The $2.6 million project will replace 2,885 of their existing meters with new "smart" water meters and connect them to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). 

The project began the week of May 16 with anticipated completion in early 2023.

This 21st-century technology will significantly improve operational efficiencies and allow residential customers to access their water usage data in near real-time. Additionally, the project includes meter box and lid replacements for nearly all of the city's meters.

After installation of the new meters and AMI system, water usage can be monitored and reported instantaneously in near real-time, allowing the city to provide customers with more proactive customer service. 

The City of Kaufman will finance the project with an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), allowable under Texas Local Government Code 302. The ESPC contract enables public entities to pay for efficiency improvements within their existing operating budget without raising taxes. Savings are generated from the installation of new, modern, and efficient technology and equipment. This self-funding project guarantees a minimum of $163,461 in annual benefit for the City throughout the 20-year contract period.

More information and details over the new meters and project can be found at this link:

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