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Water & Sewerage rolling out digital meters

According to the Water and Sewerage Department, the introduction of the digital metering network will decrease data collection time and improve on the deficiencies experienced over the years in billing, as it will allow for accurate readings to an optimised low start flow which ensures that even the smallest consumption is efficiently measured. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of the Water and Sewerage Department, Mrs Perline R. Scatliffe Leonard has announced that the initial management training is complete for the operation of the ultrasonic water meter Kamstrup FlowIQ 2100.

Mrs Scatliffe Leonard said the training was conducted with support from the Department of Information and Technology. She said the digital metering network is optimised for residential use and comes with built in communication to include remote reading either by drive, by reading or a fixed network.

The director stated the introduction of the network will decrease data collection time and improve on the deficiencies experienced over the years in billing, as it will allow for accurate readings to an optimised low start flow which ensures that even the smallest consumption is efficiently measured.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) had stressed the importance of the Territory’s water network in his 2020 Budget Address. The Premier stated that work on the network includes purchasing of water meters, upgrading the billing system, and addressing leaks in the network. Premier Fahie added that the commodity is essential for life and that citizens of the Virgin Islands deserve a consistent potable water supply.

The Water and Sewerage department continues to seek to ensure the provision of a continuous supply of potable water and an environmentally sound sewerage disposal service.

6 Responses to “Water & Sewerage rolling out digital meters”

  • Disinterested (03/12/2019, 03:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Undoubtedly, the WSD has had some challenges, including billing, accurate meter reading, loss acre feet of water, leaks, steady supply of potable water, shortages.....etc. Will these digital water meters improve meter reading, improve accuracy of reading, improve of timely billing..........etc? Are these meters automatic meter readers (AMR))? If so will the current meter readers be laid off or reassigned within the WSD or elsewhere in government? On another note, when will water towers be installed at strategic points to increase and improve fire flow? When will raw sewage stopped be8ng being pumped into the sea? When will every facility have access to central sewage treatment?
    • @disintrested (03/12/2019, 11:17) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      @disinterested. Why don’t you sit down with your Director and ask her these questions rather than post it online.
  • Just saying (03/12/2019, 07:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    They have to get bills to the people first
  • Andgada (03/12/2019, 08:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So when you all coming over to collect Bills
    Long overdue.
  • Radiation! (03/12/2019, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to know the power output and communication frequencies of these devices before we even entertain the thought of placing them on our properties!

    More information please!
  • BS (03/12/2019, 14:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    INSTEAD THEY GET PROPER PUMP TO GIVE PPL WATER 24-7 STRUPES


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