Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) which is a technology that allows utility meters to be read remotely. These upgraded water meters will allow accurate on-demand, and automatic utility reading. A web portal will be provided later in the year providing users with in depth information about their water consumption.
Smart Water Meters
Welcome to the future of smart water management
Smart water meters are coming to North Battleford. This is an exciting program, bringing efficiency and innovation to North Battleford. The system will offer more insights into customers' water use and empower the residents to be water conscious and sustainable for the future.
The web portal to your meter is currently unavailable. The web portal is anticipated to go live for customers in late 2021 or early 2022.
If you accidentally knock off the water meter transmitter from its location, or if you need it moved for renovations, make a service request online or call 306-445-1902.
An accommodation program is available for residential properties. Accommodated properties will have a new AMI compatible water meter installed without the radio transmitter. To be eligible for the accommodation program, property owners or tenants with owner's acknowledgement need to complete the application form and agree to monthly fee’s and future radio installation removal fee’s (at the time of the radio removal or installation), and agree to allow a City worker to enter the premises on a quarterly basis to complete manual meter reads.
Smart water meters upgrades will provide benefits to residents, commercial and to the City (rate payers). These upgraded meters will bring efficiency and information to the user, allowing you to make informed decisions about your water use.
Property owners will have accurate on demand water usage information, with this information accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection (this feature will not be immediately available). Estimate billing will become a thing of the past, and no more adjusted billing because of inaccurate estimates. With smart water meters, you will no longer have to read your own meter to phone or mail in your usage, and that means no more having to squeeze into a tight space to read your meter.
Smart water meters will reduce the number of City of North Battleford vehicles driving around the city, allowing for savings in fleet costs, improved staff efficiency, reducing fuel expenses and reducing our carbon footprint. Troubleshooting water issues will be accelerated, reducing the waste of water.
The Battlefords News-Optimist
City’s new Smart Water Meter program will benefit residents and the environment
SaskPower is currently running an unrelated smart meter program, if you are looking for information about that please visit their websites, Residential Customers Invited to Pilot Smart Meters and Smart Meters (saskpower.com)