Ahead of sched­ule

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY DAVE STE­WART

Char­lot­te­town’s ef­fort to have all its res­i­dents and busi­nesses in­stall wa­ter me­ters is go­ing much bet­ter than orig­i­nally thought.

In fact, the city is two years ahead of sched­ule.

Coun. Ed­die Rice, chair­man of the Wa­ter and Sewer Util­ity com­mit­tee, reports to date there have been 3,815 wa­ter me­ters in­stalled and 610 have been sched­uled for in­stal­la­tion. That leaves only 407 left to make ap­point­ments.The city had orig­i­nally planned to have all res­i­dents and busi­nesses on a wa­ter me­ter by the end of 2019.

“We put a lot of pres­sure on our staff to get it done,’’ Rice said. “It was good. Peo­ple thought it was never go­ing to hap­pen be­cause peo­ple were against it but if you look at all the stats and the wa­ter con­sump­tion and ev­ery­thing that we’ve saved it was just a mat­ter of them get­ting on with it.’’

Cus­tomers are re­minded there is no sur­charge to make the switch. Call Be­van Broth­ers at 902-368-3456 to book an ap­point­ment.

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