Old Town Water District | Water Meter Updates
The Old Town Water District is in the midst of a water meter upgrade
program, which will replace all water meters and remote readers in our service
area. This includes Old Town, Bradley, Milford, and a small part of Orono.
Of the 3,189 water meters that are in the District᾽s service area we have
replaced 1,707 of those meters since 2007. We have also added over 1500 radio
transmitters to increase meter reading efficiency. The technology for these new
water meters provides for 20 years of accuracy.
New iPERL and Omni meters are part of upgrading the water system to meet new
standards as mandated by the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which is
an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act. This legislation was signed by
President Obama on January 4, 2011 and went into effect on January 4, 2014.
The new meters comply with and exceed the requirements set forth by the Safe Drinking
Water Act by containing zero lead. Additionally, because the EPA᾽s contaminant
level goal for lead in drinking water is set at zero, the new meters aim to
continue to be in compliance with all future changes to the NSF standards and
government law regarding lead; and are compliant and tested to American Water
Works Association standards.
Replacing outdated meters will improve the efficiency of meter reading, and new
radio read transmitters will enable meter readings to be transmitted via radio
frequency to the meter reader as they drive and walk down the streets. The new
IPERL meters also provide enhanced leak detection capabilities.
Old Town Water District employees will be performing the work. They will
drive a white vehicle with the
Old Town Water District name and logo on the
Water service to the property will be interrupted temporarily during the
installation - typically about 15 to 30 minutes.
The District will contact you about a specific date or time for your appointment
for the meter upgrade. If you have any questions about the upgrade to your water
meter please contact our office at (207) 827-2145 .