Does this mean my bill will be increasing?

Not necessarily. In cases where rates remain consistent, the new meters will simply record consumption more accurately. In some cases, your bill may increase, but only if the current meter is under-reporting usage. Presently, the majority of customers are paying for the water they are actually using, while a few customers are only paying for a portion of actual usage. This condition is not fair to all customers. Discussions have already been held within the City of Lafayette that it does not intend to make bills retroactive where under-billing has been noted. The new system will ensure fairness and equality for all customers from this point forward.

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1. Why is my water meter being replaced?
2. Does this mean my bill will be increasing?
3. When will this work be performed?
4. How will this affect my service?
5. How long will it take?
6. How do I know who is authorized to do the work?
7. Do I have to be present for the installation if the meter is outside my home?
8. I’m on vacation or not available that day. Whom do I call?
9. Why was I not able to turn on my water after the meter was installed?
10. Is there any special care or maintenance that I need to do to my new meter?
11. Will wireless technology affect my health or privacy?
12. I still have questions, where can I get additional information?
13. Can I opt out of a Smart Meter upgrade?
14. Will there be a charge to me for this upgrade?