R900® System Sets Walk-by Meter Readers on Easy Migration PathSource: Neptune Technology Group Inc.
Located in the picturesque southwest corner of the state, Westmoreland County was the Pennsylvania colony’s first county west of the Allegheny Mountains. The area boasts golf legend Arnold Palmer and television personality Fred (Mister) Rogers among its native sons, and is currently home to a population of roughly 363,000. It’s also the home of the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, which provides water services to 125,000 accounts in five counties covering an area of more than 1,000 square miles. Nearly 95 percent of the served customer base is residential.
When Assistant Manager Tom Ceraso first joined the Authority in 1986, water meters were read using a dialed system where homeowners called in with their readings. From there, Westmoreland County adopted a touchpad reading system.