COMPONENT 1: City of Fresno Residential Water Meter Project – Phase II
The City of Fresno Residential Water Meter Project aimed to transition all of its water users from flat rate billing to a metered billing system by January 1, 2013 in order to comply with Assembly Bill 514 (2003). The goal of the project is to increase water conservation and awareness for users and to achieve a net 10% reduction in annual water use which equates to 900,000 gallons per day, or approximately 1,008 acre-feet per year. Phase I of the Residential Water Meter Project was completed with funding through Round 2 of the State Water Resources Control Board Prop 50 IRWM grant program and included the installation of 10,000 Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) water meters of the City’s planned 110,000 water meters. Phase II of the Project, funded through the Mini 50 supplemental grant, is a continuation of the installation of 5,000 AMR water meters and water meter boxes, and three (3) system collectors (radio systems) which will poll and collect data from the individual water meters for a certain area. Phase II of the City of Fresno Residential Water Meter Project was completed on June 29, 2011. The third phase of the Project received grant funding from Prop 84 Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant and includes the installation of 17,820 AMR water meters.