Bangor Water District is continuing its multi-year program
to convert all water meters to “remote read” units – a technology that
allows us to read the meter each quarter when driving by using a
This technology will reduce the amount of time spent each quarter
reading meters – walking from building to building – and therefore allow
service personnel to perform other tasks. The units will allow also us
to remove the small plastic “reader boxes” currently installed on the
outside of many buildings, and reduce the possibility of errors from
manually recorded readings.
BWD began conversion to radio-read units in 2000, and to date we have
completed about 5,700 of our 11,000 meter installations (located in
seven communities). About 600 larger meters are in commercial and large
residential installations, another 400 cover Eddington and Orrington,
and the remainder are in various locations throughout the system. Over
the next three years, we expect to install another 2,000 meters – based
on meter routes and age of the meters.
You will receive a notice from us when your meter is scheduled for
change, and we will schedule an appointment to enter your building.
Your water meter is typically located in the basement (where the water
line comes in from the street) or in a closet/cabinet if you have no
basement. The meter change-out process takes about 30 minutes. Our
crews are available from 7:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and until
6:00 p.m. on most Thursdays.
There is no charge to our customer for the meter exchange.
Thank you for your assistance with this project as we strive for more
efficiency and better customer service!