Location of Project
The project is located in the north of the Deep Water Channel, mainly in the Memorial Park neighborhood. The project is bounded by 16th St to the south, Jefferson Blvd to the east, 15th St to the north, and Park Blvd to the west. This project will also include areas in the Broderick/Bryte, Lighthouse and the Washington neighborhoods.
Brief Description of Project
The objective of this project is to continue working toward the completion of the Water Meter Implementation Program. This water conservation effort will install new water meters at most residential lots within the project area. This project is consistent with the water meter retrofit program.
The project anticipates placing over 200 new meters in the Memorial Park neighborhood and replace over 100 Smartpoint M2 Radio Transceivers (MXUs) and over 100 new registers at residential areas where the MXU and registers have became obsolete. Additionally, the project will also place over 100 new meter box lids that allows the MXU to be mounted under the lid, and prevent it from exposure to damage. This project will begin construction in February 2017 and be completed in March 2017.
The City is currently 83% metered and continues installing meters to meet the California Assembly Bill 514 requirements to be fully metered. Each residence that receives a new water meter with this project will receive additional information in their utility bill showing the quantity of water being used each month. Every residence that has a meter has the option to switch from flat rate to metered rate at any time by calling the city Finance Department at (916) 617-4575.
Mauricio Meza-Pedraza, EIT
Jr. Engineer, Public Works Engineering