Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Privacy Concerns with new Water Meters

A couple of inquiries were made about Beiseker's new water meter systems possibly invading the privacy of residents. 

I don't see a concern.  The new meters transmit the data (amount of water used) to a computer in the cab of a village truck.  Every month a public works employee used to have to walk around the village and read all the old read-out remotes on the side of every home in the village.  The information which used to be displayed on those read-out remotes will now be gathered and held electronically in the computer until it is downloaded into the village computer back at the office.  I am very confident that our rights to privacy are better protected by the new system over the old.

And the new computer in the cab of the truck doesn't leave the gate open so my dog can escape!

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