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File #: O-310-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 5/27/2021 In control: Public Utilities Department
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Repealing the existing Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 937, "Water Meters" and enacting a new Chapter 937, "Water Meters"; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Audio: Agenda Review June 1, 2021, 3. Audio: City Council June 8, 2021
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DPU060821AMENDTMC
Water Distribution
Abed Semaan (x1702)

Title
Repealing the existing Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 937, "Water Meters" and enacting a new Chapter 937, "Water Meters"; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
As authorized by Ordinances 339-18, 291-19, 232-20 and 364.20, the Department of Public Utilities ("DPU") is implementing an Automatic Meter Reading ("AMR") and Advanced Meter Infrastructure ("AMI") and Leak Detection System Project ("Project"). The Project will improve the water distribution system's infrastructure, reduce lost revenue due to leakage or meter inefficiency, reduce operating costs, provided real-time utility consumption and cost data, improve customer service, and reduce costs and response time for resolving customer issues due to improved system information. The implementation of AMR-AMI Project involves the replacement or both large and small meters for both residential and commercial/industrial customers.

Currently under the provisions of Ch. 937 of the Toledo Municipal Code ("TMC"), the city owns and is responsible for all small meters (meters1.5" or smaller) and the customers owns and is responsible for large meters (over 1.5") or auxiliary meters. As the Project is implemented and the large meters are replaced or repaired with additional components, effective management and operation of the AMR-AMI system, and to fully realize the cost and revenue benefits of the Project, requires that the City own the meters and control the ongoing measurement, calibration and maintenance of the meters and related components.

This Ordinance amends TMC Chapter 937 to provide that the city will provide and own both large as well as the small meters connected to the Toledo water distribution system. This change is consistent as well with the provisions of the regional water agreements as approved by Council.

The fiscal impact of this ordinance is as follows:
- The amount of funds reques...

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