Director of the Water and Sewerage Department, Mrs. Perline Scatliffe Leonard has announced that the initial management training is complete for the operation of the ultrasonic water meter Kamstrup FlowIQ 2100.
Mrs. Scatliffe Leonard said the training was conducted with support from the Department of Information and Technology. She said the digital metering network is optimised for residential use and comes with built in communication to include remote reading either by drive, by reading or a fixed network.
The director stated the introduction of the network will decrease data collection time and improve on the deficiencies experienced over the years in billing, as it will allow for accurate readings to an optimised low start flow which ensures that even the smallest consumption is efficiently measured.
Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie had stressed the importance of the Territory’s water network in his 2020 Budget Address. The Premier stated that work on the network includes purchasing of water meters, upgrading the billing system, and addressing leaks in the network. Premier Fahie added that the commodity is essential for life and that citizens of the Virgin Islands deserve a consistent potable water supply.
The Water and Sewerage department continues to seek to ensure the provision of a continuous supply of potable water and an environmentally sound sewerage disposal service.