What is AMI?

How does Advanced Metering Infrastructure workProviding exceptional service at a great value is essential to WaterOne's mission to serve you. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a multi-year project to upgrade WaterOne's meter reading technology. Instead of "walk-by" manual meter reading, new technology will automatically relay readings to WaterOne.

Beginning in 2019, a small wireless relay device known as a "SmartPoint" will be connected to the existing water meter in the meter pit located in your front yard.

As a result of AMI, customers will soon have access to their own daily water consumption data, monitor usage online, and set up personal alerts which can help prevent leaks or avoid surprise high bills. It will also give WaterOne employees better data to help troubleshoot customer concerns. We will follow up with further information when that aspect of the project is ready.

This upgrade will not affect water bills or charges - it simply allows the existing meter to be read remotely instead of manually.

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1. What is AMI?
2. What do I need to do?
3. What does this project entail?
4. When will the project occur?
5. How will this project affect me, the customer?
6. Why is WaterOne doing this project?
7. Who will be installing the project?
8. Where will the technology be deployed?
9. How will I be affected by this project?
10. Will my bill go up because of AMI?
11. What time of day will crews come? Will they work holidays and weekends?
12. How will WaterOne control and regulate private contractors that are paid to do the installation?
13. If my property is damaged during AMI installation, who covers the cost of the damages?
14. What is WaterOne’s policy regarding privacy and data gathered from the metering system?
15. Will WaterOne be able to control my consumption like the electric company’s smart thermostats?
16. Should I be worried about privacy concerns?
17. How will the project impact WaterOne personnel?
18. Are there negative health effects as a result of remote metering systems?
19. Can I opt out of this upgrade?
20. Who do I contact for more info?