Halifax Water is about a quarter of the way through its project to install advanced metering infrastructure technology to 84,000 business and residential customers.
The project, which has seen 20,000 meters put in place so far, is the largest water meter installation project in the utility’s history, according to a news release.
Customers with the new meters can check to find out if they have a leak, and they also can access a secure wireless two-way network that will reduce visits from meter readers.
Toward the end of the project in 2020, customers will be able to track and manage water usage through an online link and access high-consumption information to avoid unexpected high-usage bills.
The utility said Tuesday it will be able to reduce its environmental footprint and fuel costs through decreased vehicle travel.
The rollout of the advanced metering infrastructure technology began last year and is budgeted at $25.4 million.