AMI Water Meter Pilot Program
What is AMI?
Advanced Metering Infrastructure, or AMI for short, are high-tech water meters that have lots of new features. These new meters allow customers to track their usage on an hourly, daily or monthly basis through an online portal. Read on to learn about Coalinga's pilot program to see if you may be interested in participating.
Pilot Program Details
Staff will begin collecting applicants and selecting best locations suitable for this program from that list. In order to fully analyze areas suitable for AMI at this time and what benefits a wide spectrum of individuals appreciate, the City of Coalinga will be selecting 4 residents from each voting district, 5 businesses, and 1 City owned property. In order to become a candidate, you must fill out the application link at the top of the page.
If you have been selected, you will receive an email informing you of such. Candidate selection may take some time, so please be patient.
Installation of Meter
Once candidates have been selected, installations of the proper meter and endpoint will begin. AMI requires a specific type of meter, a Badger E-Series. Public Works staff will inform you if your meter needs to be replaced. The installation process is short, and will be done at no cost to the customer. You should expect a service disruption of approximately 20 minutes.
Informing Candidates About the Software
After all of the meters are in place, staff will begin to reach out to each candidate and assist them with accessing the customer portal and informing them how it functions. Utilizing the contact information given on the application form, staff from the City of Coalinga will reach out to you to setup a remote meeting via Zoom. This session may include other candidates, and will serve to ensure all customers are knowledgeable about the software.
During the Program
The program will run for approximately four months. Periodically, throughout those months, feedback will be requested from each candidate. You should expect periodic emails asking you to provide a few details.