Smart Meter Installation Project

The City of Lafayette has contracted with Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) for the installation of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. Advanced metering technology enables the wireless transmission of water meter readings directly to the City of Lafayette from regional collectors located on existing water tanks and towers. This innovative system will collect multiple reads per day, allowing for better leak detection, increased billing accuracy, and improved customer service for Lafayette's residential water customers. 

Advanced metering also supports the City of Lafayette's commitment to preserving and protecting the environment. 

  • Reduce carbon emissions by taking meter reading vehicles off the road.
  • Detect and stop leaks quickly.
  • Customers can improve conservation by receiving up-to-date water usage data.


Project Phases

GPS Location Data Collection- May 2019

  • UMS employees with tablets and an antenna will use GPS to record meter location.
  • No access to residence required.
  • Work will be performed outside from 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Residential Meter Installation and Programming- mid-July 2019

  • Many residential meters will be upgraded.
  • Some residential meters will only need to be programmed and not replaced.
  • Installation should take approximately 30-60 minutes.  
  • Water will be off for approximately 15-20 minutes during installation.
  • Work will be performed from 8:00AM - 5:00PM.
  • No appointment is necessary for meter installations and one will not be scheduled. However, before leaving the property after installation, a door hanger will be left at the main entrance to the property informing City of Lafayette customers of the status of the visit.
UMS Logo

Sensus iPERL Water Meter

iPERL Water Meter

UMS Truck with Logo

UMS Truck Magnet