Below you will find a summary of the active projects and programs for the Kent County Water Authority. Use the interactive story map to see our current projects or scroll down to keep informed on other ongoing initiatives.
INTERACTIVE STORY MAPS OF OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
Meter Replacement Program
June 2019 through June 2021
With Rhode Island entering Phase 2 of the COVID-19 plan to resume normal operations, Kent County Water Authority is resuming the meter replacement program for new remote reading water meters and remote reading endpoints. This program will continue over the next two years. The installation work is being done by a private contractor, Thielsch Engineering/WMS. Only meters sized less than or equal to 2-inches are being replaced under this program. If your property has had a new meter installed within the last four years, the contractor will not be contacting you. If your property has a meter sized three inches or above, or is a large compound meter, you will only be receiving a remote reading device if your meter is compatible. In the coming months you will receive a notice asking that you contact them to schedule an appointment for installation if you meet the criteria as described above. You will also be able to schedule appointments on-line. All appointments will be scheduled between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. There will be no direct charge to the customer for the installation of your meter as the current rate tariff has provided the funding. We look forward to providing our customers with the latest meter reading technology. We have updated our safety precautions and sanitation protocols for the installation program. Please visit the FAQ site below for more information on additional safety and sanitary procedures.
Information Sheet on Radio Frequency Emissions
Information Sheet on Health Effects of RF Meter Systems
FAQ Sheet on Sanitation Precautions from WMS
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