The new automated system
How it all works:
Your water meter will be part of the City's new automated reading system. This new technology will integrate all water meter reading, data storage and billing across the City of Toronto into one seamless system. Once installed, each water meter across the city will send data, several times a day, to a series of collection units. The data is then sent to a central server, which allows for fast, secure access and storage of all information.
All data contains only the water meter serial number and consumption data. No identifiable homeowner information is transmitted. The radio frequency used by the transmitter is a licensed frequency on which only water meters can operate.
Under the new system, all city households will pay for the water they actually use. The City will provide meters to those who were previously on a flat rate system and replace old existing meters with more efficient and up-to-date technology. Being aware of water use – and therefore being able to use water more efficiently – leads to benefits for all Torontonians.
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