Water Meter Reading Changes

Water Meter Reading Changes
Posted on 03/22/2019

In April, the City of Casper will be changing its water meter reading schedule to be more efficient.  “We have been reading water meters since 1930 and the routes were developed to be efficient on foot,” stated Peter Meyers, assistant financial services director.  “Now that we drive the routes and read the meters using radio signals, we can utilize technology to make us more efficient.”  About 16,305 of the water customers will be affected by the schedule change.

According to Meyers, April water bills may be higher or lower than normal.  “A sample scenario might be a water meter read the first week of March may not be read until the last week of April.  In this example, the water bill would be higher than normal because the bill is for seven weeks of water use,” explained Meyers.  “We do want to emphasize that no customer will be charged for water they have not used.” According to Meyers, the May water bills will be back to normal reflecting a 4-week bill.  City officials chose the March and April cycles when water usage is at a low point for most customers.

The City of Casper provides drinking water to 23,339 customers.  Its annual drinking water quality report is sent to customers every year in May and is available on the website here.

City of Casper Utility News Insert

New Water Meter Reading Map

Old Water Meter Reading Map