Water meter replacement project public discussions to begin

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Sheridan City Council and the Sheridan Area Water Supply joint powers board will hold a work session tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss its water meter replacement project. According to the City, both City and SAWS meters have exceeded their useful life of 20 years and are no longer reading accurately. The meters are in need of replacement, and so the City and SAWS will be replacing approximately 9,000 residential meters, beginning in six months. Meter-reading infrastructure within the water service area also will be updated. For City and Powder Horn residents, water meters are typically located indoors within a basement, crawl space or utility closet. For County residents, water meters are typically located outside in a meter pit. The overall project cost estimate is around $4.7 million, and it will be paid for through loans from the Wyoming State Revolving Fund for $3,826,423 and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for $911,494. Public information sessions on the project will be held at the YMCA Youth Room Wed., April 6 and Tues., April 12 at 6 p.m. #dally #news