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AI- 3602   7.    
City Council Agenda
Meeting Date: 04/09/2013  
Subject:    Purchase of Replacement Water Meters
Presenter: Rob Andreotti
Department: Public Works  

Information
Recommended Action
Authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement, in a form as approved by the City Attorney, to purchase 738 replacement Sensus water meters in an amount not to exceed $124,964.69.
Background
In 2008, a competitive bid process was conducted for the Automated Meter Reading project (AMR). As a result, the Sensus Meter Company was selected as the sole source provider of all associated (AMR) equipment. All of the City’s meter reading equipment is proprietary to the Sensus Meter Company; therefore, continued use of this sole source provider is necessary to add compatible equipment to our system.

In 2008, 2,089 of the existing 10,740 water service meters were compatible with the new fixed network AMR system. The existing meters were between ten and fifteen years old in 2008 and read in increments of 100 cubic feet; the new 5/8” meters read in increments of one cubic foot. The manufacturer's expected service life of a meter is twenty years. In an effort to minimize installation cost and stagger the future replacement cycle of the meters, the City chose to retain the compatible meters until they were at or near the end of their service life.

Should Council authorize this purchase, 1,351 older Sensus meters in the system will be scheduled for replacement over the next three years.
Previous Actions (Discussions/Presentations)
Summary of Proposal
Alternatives/Options

Fiscal Impact
Amount Budgeted: $125,000.00
Bid Amount: $124,964.69
City Funding Needed for Project: $124,964.69
Funds from Other Sources: Water Fund Capital
Ongoing Staff Costs:
Fiscal Impacts:
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