New ‘fad’ meters not needed

January 28, 2017 • Dear Editor

I’m a 69-year-old retiree and Navy vet. When I moved into town from Midway, the City of Roswell Water Department made me buy my own meter. They DO NOT supply them for anyone free, except city buildings.

I had to pay $1,400 for my [auth] meter, as does every new construction or mobile home owner. If we stand up to our city councilors who don’t believe in repairing or maintaining anything, we can stop this electronic meter farce.

We don’t need new meters. Is the city going to repay every homeowner their money for the meters they are taking out? (NOT.)

How much is the labor to replace the current meters with the new ones, and how much is it going to inconvenience the homeowner?

Wake up, Roswell, we don’t need new meters, we need new leaders who don’t waste my tax dollars on new “fad” products. Stand up for your rights, people. We don’t have to put up with this waste of our money.

Douglas Purcell




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One Response to New ‘fad’ meters not needed

  1. pete49 says:

    This was done in Clovis several years ago. At the time, the meter covers were sealed to prevent access to them. If you needed to turn off the water supply to your home, you had to contact the company to open it. My question is: If the covers are sealed and you need to turn off the water supply in an emergency, how long will it take for someone to get there? I would keep a 18 lb. sledge hammer handy.

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