At Skamania Public Utility District (PUD), we’re undertaking an important project to evaluate how our customers could benefit from the 21st-century technology that’s improving the delivery and reliability of utility services – and enhancing customer service, convenience, and efforts to conserve. We’re considering replacing our customers’ existing water and electric meters with advanced meters.
Advanced metering uses a two-way communication device that measures and transmits water and electric usage data. This data can provide detailed system information such as voltage levels, current, and power factor on the electric side and pressure levels and leak alerts on the water side. Data would be sent to the PUD through a secure wireless network, where it’s safely and securely stored for customer billing. A meter reader would no longer be required to visit a customer’s home every month. Visit the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project Webpage to learn more.