February 27-- The City of Lyons is committed to implementing programs that provide safe and reliable service to all of our customers. To that effect, the City has partnered with Georgia Power to install an Automated Meter Reading system (AMI) that makes reading meters more efficient, accurate and provides benefits to both the City and our customers.
Within the next few months there will be contractors working throughout the City changing out water meters so please do not be alarmed. You may experience a period where your water will be off but only should be for a short time span.
Once the new meter is installed there may be reasons where your meter will still need be read manually. Once the system is up and running you will no longer see a city employee visiting your meter monthly.
What benefits are there to Automatic Meter Reading (AMI)?
• AMI provides early leak detection and save our customers and the City thousands of dollars every year. After installation and everything is running correctly you will be given the opportunity to access your water billing account through a web portal which will allow you to update contact data, review usage, and instruct us how you would like to be contacted if your meter detects a leak or problem.
• AMI eliminates the need for a water meter reader to visit your premises monthly and it will improve the accuracy of every bill.
The City is excited to be able to offer this service to its customers. We ask for your patience during the transition and understanding as we adjust to this new system. Please call City Hall at 912-526-3626 if you have any questions or concerns.