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Kirksville moves to replace old water meters

Oct 18, 2012
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The City of Kirksville will pay a Columbia company $4.7 million to replace old water meters in Kirksville. The high cost is expected to save money in the long run.

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Kirksville residents may see some changes with water meters in the near future. The Kirksville City Council met on Monday to talk about replacing aging water meter systems.

There are about 7,000 old water meters in Kirksville. A Columbia contractor says replacing all of those meters would cost approximately $3.8 million, but would save the city $2500,000 annually. Council members are split on whether to go through with the project. City Council member Jerry Mills says he wants to see if there are costs that could be cut.