In January 2014, the city of Meadows Place, Texas, became the first city in Fort Bend County to fully convert to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) fixed-network system. At the same time, the city also implemented a complete meter change-out for its 1,600 customers. Both projects represent large initiatives for the self-proclaimed “little city” with a population of 4,600 citizens.
While Meadows Place may be the first, its intention was always to be the best public works provider for its citizens.
“We are trying to be the city of the future. We want to attract families who want to raise their children in a place of beauty and still feel like they are being good stewards of the earth. Water plays a very important role in this,” says Meadows Place Mayor Charles Jessup. “If you want to be that city, you must invest in that future today. And that’s exactly what we did by partnering with Badger Meter.”