The Chattooga County Water Board met in their regular monthly meeting last night at the Water District office in Trion. 

The board heard more information about the radio read meters that have already been installed in some areas of the county.  The meters allow Water District customers meters to be checked more efficiently.  The meters are checked by Water District personnel simply driving by the meter.  A chip in the meter is read by either a hand held or lap-top computer. Currently, customers at Cloudland have the meters and the new project in the Gore-Subligna area will have the meters as well.  Some of the oldest meters in the county have also been replaced with the new radio read meters. 

Commissioner Jason Winters told board members that he would like to see the meters installed throughout the county.  The money for the meters would come from SPLOST funds already designated to the Water District.  Installation of the meters would save the Water District money because they can be read quicker and more efficiently. The Water District Board voted to begin looking at how the meters could be installed county-wide over the next three to five years.