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Lee County works towards upgrading water meters

Lee County works towards upgrading water meters./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni{ }

Lee County Utilities Authority is working towards upgrading the water meters in town.

There are more than 4,000 meters in the county. Some of those meters are up to 20 years old.

Last year’s water system reports showed a major water loss. Older meters are more likely to give an inaccurate report of how much water is flowing through it.

“A home could be using 7,000 or 8,000 gallons a month, and the old meter would probably only register 3,000 gallons,” Chris Boswell, Lee County Utilities Authority General Manager, said.

The Utilities Authority should know if they received a federal loan to replace the meters by the end of this year.

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