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Meter Replacement Project
Water Meter Replacement ProjectWater Meter
Since the early 2000s, all Burnsville residences and businesses have been equipped with automated water meters. Rather than requiring a “meter reader” or self-reporting of meters – the system is able to transmit data electronically to a utility worker driving through the City streets.
 
Next Generation Water Meters
In late 2016, the City will begin a $7.4 million meter replacement project that will eventually upgrade all commercial and residential meters within Burnsville. These new meters will automatically transmit meter reads to the utility department at City Hall.

The new system will provide many benefits to customers – including a 20-year life expectancy, real-time data on water usage and real-time leak detection. It will also allow meters to be read more cost effectively.

The City will be working with utility contractors HD Supply Waterworks and Utiliuse to procure and install new Sensus water meters. All meters are expected to be replaced by spring 2018.

Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Notice
On July 14, 2016 the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved a financing agreement to the City of Burnsville for improvements to their drinking water system. The PFA’s financing package consists of a $7,388,970 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 20-year loan with an interest rate of 1.268%. The project will replace over 16,000 water meters and update automated reporting systems.

The Drinking Water SRF is supported through a combination of federal capitalization grants from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, state matching funds, loan repayments and bond proceeds from PFA revenue bonds. Since 1997, Minnesota has received $339 million in federal drinking water funds. These funds have been leveraged more than 2 to 1 by the PFA to award more than 356 drinking water loans totaling over $725 million.


Find out more in this Frequently Asked Questions document regarding meter replacement, or learn more about the Installation/Replacement process. 




Dana Hardie
Administrative Services
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100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337

Ph: 952-895-4465

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