The Board of the Truckee Meadows Water Authority has voted to move forward with metered service for all customers. About 4,000 customers now pay flat rates. They use more than twice as water as customers on metered service. John Erwin, the Authority’s Director of Natural Resources and Planning says, once switched to metered service those flat-rate customers are expected to save 45 million gallons a year.
“And just having that information of what you use, you can start to think about, ‘Can I be using my water more efficiently. Can I use it better.’ And when you see that information all of a sudden, ‘Oh my gosh!”
Water Authority staff will hold public meetings over the next 6 months with a final board vote on the conversion expected in May.