WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- The city of West Point is working on an energy efficiency plan.
It's one that is designed to save the city and homeowners money over a long period of time.
Crews with Utility Metering Solutions made their way through Meadowbrook to install new water and electric meters.
City leaders say homeowners will get a more accurate bill and precise reading because the old meters were 20 to 50 years old.
"I am excited about it because it's going to be more accurate. We've had a few times when our water bill just well I don't think it was right. So, I think we can rely on this alot better," said homeowner Peggy Contreras.
"The water meters are guaranteed to be accurate for fifteen years. The electric meters will maintain their accuracy probably indefinitely because they're all electronic," explained Dwight Prisock, superintendent of West Point Water and Light Department.
The program is expected to be fully operational sometime in August, and it will enable customers to be able to monitor and manage their usage for both water and electricity.
"That would be great. We can look in there and tell what our water bill is going to be before we even have to pay it. It's a good thing all folks can do that," stated George Bailey, homeowner.
City leaders say Siemens will be liable for the difference to the city if there is a miscalculation.
"It's done in conjunction with the Mississippi Development Authority," adds Prisock. "It has to payback in 15 years or Siemens will have to pay the city some money."
The new meters will be read by a radio system, and there will be no need for meter readers to come out to personal property.
About 20 percent of the new electric meters have been installed, and all water meters will be installed by the end of June, according to city leaders.