When I started the job of being your City Manager the first of October 2016 I was informed that we were losing 30% of our produced water. Upon investigation, I found some water was being lost by an aged leaking system and the balance by old and aged water meters dating back to 1941. Those meters do not perform correctly and their impellers are slow. Thus the readings are incorrect meaning water is passing through the meters that is not being realized by the City.
We are steadily replacing the old meters with new meters that are read by frequency. This system greatly reduces the overwhelming manual effort to read meters accurately. I wouldn’t call them smart meters but they are of great benefit to our team and community. This all should take about three months for completion.
Will you see an increase in your water bills? Yes, most likely. This is not a rate increase but an upgrade of the process in which we provide better services to the community.
At the end of the day it all comes back to our City of Hominy.
Hominy City Manager