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NWC continues installation of solid state water meters in Kingston

National Water Commission | 2016-06-29 00:00:00

The National Water Commission (NWC), as part of its Non-Revenue Water (NRW) reduction programme for Kingston and St. Andrew, continues to install new solid state water meters throughout many communities in Kingston and St. Andrew (KSA).  

The Commission has already installed more than 13, 000 of the initial 50,000 meters purchased for implementation under the programme.

These solid state meters are among a new generation of metering instruments and technology that utilities around the world are using to improve efficiency and to reduce costs. They offer many benefits to both the NWC and its customers. Among the advantages of the new electronic water meters are:

  • Longer useful life of up to 15 years
  • No moving parts and hence no maintenance required
  • Particles contained in the water do not stop the meters from working
  • More accurate measurement of water used over the meter’s life
  • Easy to read digital display of meter readings that can be used as leak detector
  • Tamper-resistant mechanism that leaves evidence of any attempts to interfere with the instruments
  • Greater potential for remote readings.

The new meters meet all required industry standards and are approved by the Jamaica Bureau of Standards.

NWC urges customers to cooperate with the professional installation crews who will be properly identified as working on behalf of the NWC and NRW programme co-management partner Miya.

Posted By :Teisha-Ann Pinnock

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