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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Waitsburg Addresses Meter Tampering

Future installation of new meters city-wide should mitigate problems


WAITSBURG – How to deal with a reported increase in water meter tampering became a topic of discussion at the March 15 city council meeting. The council is hopeful that the problem can be mitigated when the meters are replaced in the future.

In his monthly update, City Manager Randy Hinchliffe, said that the city was working on the water meter replacement project and has met with a vendor who provided a cost estimate for replacement and installation of the city’s water meters in excess of $300,000.

Last October, Hinchliffe told the council that new state regulations allow cities two y...

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