by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 in favor of an agreement for water meter installation services.
The village will use the contractor United Meter, Inc., who proposed the lowest installation cost of $75 per meter. The program will replace up to 1,000 water meters, which means the total cost of the project could be as much as $75,000. According to a document from Director of Public Works Anthony Speciale and Public Utilities Supervisor Brad Merkel, the village’s 2011-12 fiscal year budget includes funds to contractually install the meters.
“It sounded like basically we were ready to go as soon as we told (United Meter, Inc.), and I would say the average is probably between six and 10 (meters) a day. They probably accommodate full Saturdays usually, so our thought was to get started sooner than later, and since it’s around the holiday season, people are probably home more often,” Merkel said.