Medina replacing about 2,000 water meters next 2 months

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 October 2016 at 10:12 pm

MEDINA – The village will have a contractor working to replace about 2,000 water meters the next two months, and also replace reader devices on meters that are less than 8 years old.

The project is among several energy efficiency initiatives the village is working on. The new water meters will better track water usage and help the Department of Public Works identify leaks faster, said Peter Houseknecht, the DPW superintendent.

Many of the current meters are older and may only be tracking about 90 percent of the water usage because the meters wear down with age, Houseknecht said.

The new meters will replace ones that used a mechanical counter. The new ones have a cylinder to count water usage.

The village has hired In Line Services to replace the meters or swap out the meter heads. In Line Services staff will be in uniforms with photo ID and white service vans that are lettered.

To schedule an appointment, call In Line Services at 1 (800) 557-3088 or go online at The meter work will be done on a first scheduled, first served basis from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The village and In Line want to have the work done by Christmas.

Contractors have already replaced the boiler system in City Hall as part of the energy contract. Houseknecht said the decorative lights on Main Street will be swapped out as part of the energy efficiency upgrades.

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