Meter Repair and Replacement
This project endeavors to maintain all meters and components through timely replacements to ensure continued accuracy in readings and billing.
April 2019 - As of 4/1/2019 staff has processed the FY19 order of material. Staff will continue the conversion in Cycle 1 and will include Cycle 2 once the materials are received.UB staff to schedule training session with Sensus once some of the issues with the VFLEX files have been corrected.
March 2019 - As of 2/28/2019, Commission approved the FY2019 purchase with City sole source vendor (Sensus) on February 20, 2019; the FY2019 purchase includes water meters and meter parts, not to exceed $250,000. Staff is processing the purchase requisition. Staf have converted 74% of Cycle to VGB. The base station installed at the East Water Water Tower tank was commissioned on January 16, 2019 and data have been collected through the Fixed base. To date 90% of the converted meters in Cycle 1 have transmitted data through the Fixed base.
February 2019 - As of 2/5/2019, Staff prepared the agenda item for commission meeting on February 20th. On January 24th, 2019 Sensus had a conference call meeeting with UB team and Utilities staff to update on Sensus analytics integration. Readings are being captured through the Base Station. All meterial purchased have been installed to date.To date, 70% of Cycle 1 has been converted. Staff will continue with this effort to completion.
January 2019 - As 12/26/2018 staff installed 100% of the 650 registers purchased and 95% of the 1,000 MXUs purchased. 65% of Cycle 1 has been converted to date. Plan for FY19 is being finalized. The modem for the base station at the East Water Tower has been activated, port forwarding by the vendor and returned to City. Staff is waiting on the vendor to provide a schedule date to commision the Base Station at the East Water Tower. Staff is preparing the agenda for FY19.
December 2018 - As of 11/28/2018 staff has installed 99% of the 650 registers purchased and 85% of the 1,000 MXUs purchased. Staff will continue with the installation of the materials to completion. 58% of Cycle 1 has been converted to date. Plan for FY19 still being developed. Staff has purchased the SIM card to activate the modem. Waiting on delivery of the SIM card, once the SIM card is installed, the vendor will port forwarding the modem and threreafter provide a schedule date to commision the Base station. Joint Use Agreement for Vizcaya is at Admin's level.
November 2018 - As of 10/31/2015, staff has installed 96% of the 650 registers purchased and 40% of the 1,000 MXUs purchased. Staff will continue with the installation of the materials to completion. Staff is still working on the conversion of Cycle 1 for the AMI pilot. To date 52% converted in cycle1. Staff is still outlining the plan for FY19. Base station and all related appurtenance have been installed at the East Water Tower. Vendor will provide a schedule to commission the base station. In the interim, staff is in the process to establish internet access to the base station through the modem previously purchased. No updates to offer on the Joint Use Agreement with Broward that has been with Admin. for review.
October 2018 - As of 10/1/2018, staff has installed 24% or 155 registers,46 MXUs. Staff is currently working to convert Cycle 1 for the AMI pilot program since the Joint Agreement is still pending. No updates to offer on the Joint Agreement. Staff is outlining the plan for FY 19 improvements.