§ 52.48  UNIVERSAL METERING AND METER REPAIR/REPLACEMENT PROGRAM.
   (A)   The city currently has master meters located at the Maintenance Yard pump station and Verna Lee pump station sites to provide accurate accounting of water supply from the Bell County WCID #1 system.
   (B)   Currently, the city has a water accounting program that is implemented by computerized water consumption tracking. Each meter is monitored for consistency in water use. If water consumption increases or decreases dramatically, the meter becomes suspect and is tested and repaired or replaced as necessary.
   (C)   In addition to meters identified by the computerized water accounting program, the city will establish a flow meter testing and replacement schedule as follows:
Meter size
Replacement schedule
Meter size
Replacement schedule
5/8 x 3/4 and straight 3/4 water meters:
10 years or 1 million gallons.
1-inch water meters:
10 years or 1 million gallons.
11/4- inch water meters:
15 years or 1.5 million gallons.
11/2-inch water meters:
15 years or 2 million gallons.
2-inch water meters:
15 years or 3 million gallons.
Water meters larger than 2-inches will be tested annually and repaired/replaced accordingly.
Pump station discharge meters-tested annually.
When discovered, defective water meters are replaced immediately. Defective meters include: Under-registering meters and/or meters that exceed a plus or minus 1.5% calibration range on low, intermediate or high water flow.
 
   (D)   Metering and meter repair/replacement coupled with water accounting and auditing will be used in conjunction with other programs such as leak detection and repair to potentially save significant quantities of water.
(Ord. 98-40, passed 10-13-98; Am. Ord. 2009-16, passed 6-9-09; Am. Ord. 2011-32, passed 12-13-11; Am. Ord. 2015-03, passed 2-24-15; Am. Ord. 2020-57, passed 10-27-20; Am. Ord. 2021-21, passed 4-20-21)