Ask Joe: Water meters for conservation

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/16 7:03 pm
Question:
From the Ask Joe file, a question from a viewer about water use.
Jon wrote in asking if the Truckee Meadows Water Authority is still allowing customers to pay a flat rate regardless of how much water they use?
Jon said that with this severe drought we are in, we need water meters to get people to conserve.

Answer:
Joe spoke with Kim Meseres at the Truckee Meadows Water Authority. She said their board decided back in 2002 against a flat mandate, and instead only required homeowners to switch to water meters when they moved into a home. So if a home sold, a water meter is required at that point.
Back in 2002, more than 50 percent of TMWA customers were on a flat-rate system. Now, that number is down to seven percent, or about 6,200 customers.
So only a small percentage of people are still on the flat-rate system. And it is a priority for TMWA, because conservation is so critical these days.
If you would like to convert to a water meter, Meseres points out there is no charge. Just call TMWA at 775-834-8080, and they will take care of scheduling it.
Share
1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

freedomrings - 4/16/2014 7:21 PM
0 Votes
If everyone is so concerned about water conservation, then it's time to go after the golf courses that do nothing but waste this precious resource.
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.