Audit finds defects in some Atlanta water meters
by Associated Press Wire
September 26, 2012 10:45 AM | 524 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — An audit commissioned by Atlanta has revealed that thousands of city water customers had defective meters that could have caused them to pay too much or too little for several years.

Preliminary audit results obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show that about 6 percent of 158,000 resi-dential meters inspected had defects that could affect bills.

City officials say fewer than half of those customers were overcharged. City staffers must still calculate the amounts of discrepancies and determine refunds or credits to customers.

The audit comes five years after the start of a $35 million project to install automated meter reading throughout Atlanta’s water system. That project was supposed to improve billing accuracy, identify potential leaks and cut the time it takes to read meters.

Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides