Metering – City of Armstrong

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City of Armstrong

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Areas metered: All residential users

Water is supplied in the Okanagan through a mix of local government water utilities, irrigation districts and private ground and surface water intakes. With the increasing need to provide safe, filtered and treated drinking water to customers, metering allows utilities to anticipate the requirement for treatment. Because of the relative scarcity of water in the Okanagan, metering also allows utilities to plan and coordinate responses to drought scenarios in the short term, while allowing a measurement of water use trends over time, which helps in long term planning strategies. Metering also allows utilities to identify leaks, where both water and energy to pump the water is being wasted.

Measurement of total water use allows for the most efficient and effective water management available, keeping supply costs low, while ensuring a sustainable water supply for the increasing population in the valley.

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