Will my bill go up even if I am using the same amount of water as before?

Whenever a new meter is installed, either a smart meter or a manual-read meter, there is a chance that your bill may increase.  Many of the water meters in Spotsylvania County are more than 20-years old and at the end of their functional life.  As meters age, their accuracy begins to decline.  The new meter will accurately reflect your consumption, and as a result, may report higher billable water usage.  

For more information, please call Customer Service at (540) 507-7300, press option 2.  Or, you may email customerservice@spotsylvania.va.us.  

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?