Keeping Meter Area Clean
Please keep the area around the meter clean and free of debris. Do not mow over the top of the meter, but clean by weedeating or spraying around the can lid. The meters are the property of the District and must be accessible for the District to read or maintenace as needed. If the meter lid or any part of the meter or can is damaged the customer will be charged a fee for the damage.
The Mayes County Rural Water District 5 Board after much research and consideration has decided to begin replacing the current meters with new AMR (Automatic Read Meters). Many Districts are switching to this method and it is predicted that most will be using AMRs in some form in the near future due to the ability to obtain more accurate and timely readings and lessen water loss.
You may also notice a slight increase in your water usage and bill, as the new meters will be much more accurate at recording usage and miss less gallons than the old meters.
At the current time approximately 1/2 of the meters have been replaced with the new meters.
District employees will be driving by once a month to read the meter. Please do not mow over the top of the meter lid. Please weed eat or spray around the meter to keep the area clean.
Cost to replace meters, meter lids and antennas that are damaged or destroyed by customers doing such things mowing or running over them or any form of destructive treatment, will be charged to the customer.
The meters are the property of the District and are not to be tampered with at anytime.
Don't Forget Payments due by 16th of each month!
Cut off Day for anyone with a 2 months past due / previous balance will be 11 a.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Your bill with previous balance is your notification of past due. Please pay all past due sums or call the office before 11 a.m. on that day to make arrangements. If payment or arrangements are not made before that time and date you will be charged a fee and a work order will be issued to disconnect your service. After a Work Order is issued service will only be reconnected or left on if all past due and reconnect/ cut-off issue fees are paid. If service is disconnected it will not be reconnected until the next business day.
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If high pressure is a problem, customers are responsible for having a regulator installed on their side of the meter. The District does not provide regulators.
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Many people have discontinued their land lines and gone only to cell phones. Please make sure to update your phone or any other contact information.
SHUTTING OFF THE WATER
It is recommended that all new construction have one or more shut off valves installed somewhere on the members side of the meter. For older lines, if you are installing a new regulator it is a good idea to install a shut off valve at the same time. The shut off valve in the District meter can is not intended to be used for shutting off the water on a regular basis, but for emergencies and occasional use only. Excessive use of this valve may cause it to not operate in an emergency or to leak.