Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why consider contract meter reading?
In addition to immediate financial savings, there is no need to invest in expensive meters and data collection systems such as AMR, handheld equipment and software.  Consistent and shortened read periods will benefit and is appreciated by utility billing personnel.  Having Metereaders, LLC care for the vital but mundane job of meter reading, existing personnel are freed to attend to other vital needs within the district.
2. Why should northwest municipalities consider contracting with Metereaders, LLC?
We are a locally owned and operated company serving the northwest for over 30 years.  We are currently contracting with some 40 cities and water districts.  Our personnel are professional and are part owners in our company. As such, they have a vested interest in representing your City or District in the best possible way. Our reputation speaks for itself!
3. Will contracting with Metereaders, LLC really save us money?
In most cases, municipalities report there is a 40% to 50% cost savings compared to Utility Personnel reading costs.
4. Do utility personnel lose their jobs when Cities and Water Districts contract with Metereaders, LLC? 
Personnel have not lost their employment. Instead, they have either been freed up to care for other pressing needs or reassigned to other positions.  In many cases, contracting with Metereaders, LLC has eliminated the need for hiring additional personnel.
5. Why does Metereaders, LLC use Scooters to read the meters?                                             

Simply put, it is the most efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way to read the meters. Metereaders, LLC’s readers are fully endorsed by the State and commercially insured according to municipality requirements.

 

Our History

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