How long will I be without water during installation?

While replacement times vary, replacing a meter should take no longer than 20 minutes for residential meters, and your water will be shut off for part of that time. The installation crews will make every effort to keep the interruption of your service to a minimum. After the new meter has been installed, a door tag will be placed on your front door notifying you that the work has been completed.

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1. Why is Waterworks undertaking this effort?
2. Who is doing the work for the project?
3. How long will I be without water during installation?
4. Do I need to flush out my water lines and if so, for how long?
5. Will property be disturbed?
6. Whom do I contact with questions about the field work to my meter?
7. Can a customer choose to not upgrade?
8. Is my account information and meter data secure?
9. How will I know that you have my reading and not someone else’s?
10. Will my water bill go up?
11. Does this mean no more meter readers?
12. Can I cover up the meter after the installation?
13. Has this new smart meter equipment been tested for accuracy and reliability?
14. Will the communication system interfere with home equipment?
15. Do I own the meter?
16. Will meter boxes be locked?
17. Can I purchase and install or remove my own meter?
18. If I notice a problem after installation, whom should I contact?