The iPERL water meters record the data, and the radio then transmits those readings wirelessly to Village Hall, ensuring the Village can be more efficient and reduce water system costs by preventing manual recording errors. Under the proposed new system, meter readings are expected to be collected on a daily basis, as opposed to the current data collection rate of quarterly. By collecting meter reading information more frequently, both the Village and its customers potentially can be alerted to abrupt or abnormal changes in water use earlier than when the quarterly bill is issued.
While customers currently have the ability to review and monitor their water consumption online at https://services.tinleypark.org, this function is expected to be enhanced by the additional readings obtained through Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Once the meter replacement is completed, the Village will be able to virtually eliminate manual reading altogether due to the iPERL’s remote reading capability technology. This new customer portal should be operational by the end of 2016.
Other local communities that have installed iPERL meters include Orland Park, Oak Forest, Homewood, Palos Park, Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Frankfort, Spring Grove, Joliet, Aurora, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, New Lenox and Glenview.
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