What is a Smart Meter?

A smart meter is part of a system that uses wireless radio frequency and cellular technology to send your meter readings to the County.  All water meters are scheduled to be replaced with state-of-the-art meters by the end of 2020.

Smart Metering

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1. What is SCU's Smart Meter Program?
2. What is a Smart Meter?
3. Why change the meters now?
4. What are the benefits of the new meters and technology for the residents?
5. Do I have to pay for installing my new meter?
6. Will my bill go up even if I am using the same amount of water as before?
7. When will I receive my bill?
8. What makes "smart meters" different from the meters we currently have?
9. What is the technology that reads my meter and sends it to the County? Is it safe?
10. When will I know that my meter will be upgraded?