TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - If you live in the City of Tupelo, a new reading system will change the way water usage is read.
Crews from McNeil Rhoads Meter Installer began installing automatic meter infrastructures (AIT) in Tupelo on Tuesday.
"What that means is meters will be read electronically," said Kian Davis, the project manager. "They [Tupelo Water & Light] will be able to be read from the billing department with a computer."
The readings will be in real time. A spokesperson for Tupelo Water and Light says the AIT system won't cost customers any extra money.
"Meter readers have a lot less risk if they're reading it from a computer, instead of walking up and down the street," added Davis.
Tupelo Water and Light says as the new systems are installed, those homes will begin reading electronically immediately.
All homes in the City of Tupelo are expected to have the new system by April 2020.