Im going back and forth on converting over to a metron system for several different reasons . But wanted to see, does anyone replace meters that are old like 10 plus years old? In theory i should be able to answer my one question soon because since we are now reading the one master meter we can compare and see how much loss there is of water. I def see an advantage where you have no meter and then sub metering , makes sense. The appeal from mechanical to electronic sounds appealing but need to just get a more accurate picture if the investment makes sense to do.
Gabe made good post on this a while back Old Water Meters? but would prefer to hear any feedback from an operator who doesn’t have an interest in me buying something from them ( maybe a park ? ) . And maybe this is the whole reason Frank and Dave switched over to the system because its superior? Then i guess you just have to consider that in 10 years or 20 years out , maybe you have to swap the Metrons if they fail out of warranty? I just always had the idea in my head that water meters were more of a permanent thing but do you replace them as they fail or bulk them all out at the same time?
Also kind of related unrelated, what’s the best water box system? Sometimes they are too low , all chewed up. Sometimes they are concrete. Sometimes they have concrete surround. Then the tops get chewed up my mowers. I have to see if you can get the right top size. It seems like if there was an “extra tall” plastic meter box this would alleviate some issues. So people cant go over with a mower and need to edge around it. Thats what it seems to be on the newer installs we have done with a plumber but on the existing ones not sure. If anyone has any comments or feedback on what they have found and like would greatly appreciate it.