New water meters coming for 9,000 locations in Sheridan County

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Most water meters in Sheridan County are about 20 years old and in need of replacement. The City of Sheridan will be replacing water meters county-wide this fall, and will host a public meeting on the project this Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA, according to the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce calendar . City staff will be present to discuss the water meter replacement project. Public information sessions are being held on two dates: Wednesday, April 6, and Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Later this year, the City of Sheridan and the Sheridan Area Water Supply (SAWS) - Joint Powers Board will begin installing new water meters in approximately 9,000 locations across the county. Meter-reading infrastructure within the water service area also will be updated. State grants will cover half of the project costs, a significant benefit to citizens. The remaining cost of the project will be managed with a 20-year, 0-percent state loan. Installing meters all at once also allows for economic bulk purchasing, efficient use of city resources, and convenient/consistent installation for citizens. The City will hire an experienced vendor to design the infrastructure and to procure and install the meters. See previous Dally coverage here . #dally #news