The Northern Westchester Examiner

Water Meter Replacement Project Underway in Peekskill

We are part of The Trust Project

A $1.9 million water meter replacement project in the City of Peekskill is underway.

Most of the one inch or less size meters being changed by Saks Metering, the firm hired by the city, in residential homes will not carry a fee for homeowners. However, the approximately 250 larger meters located in commercial buildings or multi-unit complexes will bring a one-time cost of between $30-$40, according to Peekskill Water and Sewer Superintendent David Rambo.

“I think it’s a good project. I think it’s a good program,” Rambo said. “We’re not the first municipality to do this.”

Rambo, who joined Peekskill a few months ago after being employed by the Town of Yorktown, explained besides the installation of new meters, city officials will be able to track water use through a computer program, eliminating the need for water meter readers. Residents will also be able to monitor their water usage by logging on.

Rambo said approximately 20% of the current 5,200 meters in the city were broken, leaving some residents unable to identify if any leaks or water loss is occurring.

“It’s definitely an improvement to where we are,” Rambo said of the new system. “Everyone will be paying their fair share.”

The Common Council floated a bond to pay for the project, which Rambo estimated should be completed within six months.

We'd love for you to support our work by joining as a free, partial access subscriber, or by registering as a full access member. Members get full access to all of our content, and receive a variety of bonus perks like free show tickets. Learn more here.