Before the end of May, crews will begin replacing water meters in homes and businesses throughout Berea with a new state-of-the-art meter reading system. This new high tech equipment will send data to the City Water Department on a daily basis, giving us accurate and timely readings. We will be able to detect problems early, and a meter reader no longer will have to enter your home to read your water meter.
The installations will be done by neighborhoods beginning in the Sunset, Pineview Circle, Pineview Drive, Caxton, Tamarack, Abbyshire, West, Wayne, Westlawn and Oakview neighborhoods. The goal is to complete the project for the entire city before the end of the year.
Every home and business in Berea will receive a letter from me before the installations begin, explaining the process. When your area is scheduled to receive the new meters, you will receive a letter from NECO, the company the city has hired to install the new meters. NECO will ask you to call them to make an appointment for the installation. The installation process should take only 30-45 minutes, depending on your home’s structure and the location of your current meter.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Sandra Vozar, the city’s utility engineer, at the Water Plant, (440) 234-5652 ext. 6225. Thank you for your patience. I think you’ll be pleased by the result – a more accurate and efficient meter reading and billing system.