Etown replacing town water meters

— Residents in the Elizabethtown Water District will be getting new water meters over the coming weeks.

Town employees are working with Riznick Construction to install new digital-read water meters in each home and business in the district.

The new meters will allow town employees to read them digitally from a distance without having to access ther residence or business.

“We are right at the beginning of the process making phone calls and setting up appointments,” Supervisor Noel Merrihew said. “Every water meter in the town will be switched out and we appreciate everyone for their understanding and patience as we do this.”

Calls are being made in the evening by Janet Cross to schedule appointments so installers can have access to the home or business.

Merrihew said the water for each residence or business would have to be shut off for about one hour as the changeover is made.

“The big deal is gaining the access to the house to get the work done,” he said. “This process will take us through the spring as we will have to contact the snowbirds and absentee landlords later in the process. Right now we are looking to get into anywhere we can get an appointment.”

The water meter changeover is an extension of the original water project that has been grant-funded.

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