With 61% of respondents not in favor, North Kato may phase in new water meters

By |2018-07-17T17:27:54-05:00July 17th, 2018|

Sixty-one percent of respondents to a North Mankato questionnaire said they are not in favor of paying a monthly surcharge to allow for automatic water meter readers to be installed on homes, eliminating the need for residents to submit monthly readings. Some residents in favor of new automated meters commented that 'yes, yes, a million times yes', 'It's about time' and 'more likely to pay a fee for a meter made in USA!'. As for those in opposition, comments included 'City should pay for this', 'this is too much money for some and for the value of this service' and 'Why? [...]

North Mankato exploring $3M project to install new radio read water meters

By |2018-01-04T15:55:53-06:00January 4th, 2018|

The City of North Mankato is exploring a water meter project, which would eliminate the need for residents to submit monthly meter readings. City Administrator John Harrenstein says residents spawned the idea. "I think we're one of the few left that has the residents submit their readings every month. So, it comes up from time to time, we do get asked about it. The cost is roughly 3-million dollars to change out the meters."  Approximately 7,100 meters would need to be changed out citywide to the new radio read water meters. The plan is still in the early stages as the [...]

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