The Village of Morton Gas and Water Departments are in the second year of a 5 year program to install Radio-Read transmitters on over 12,000 Gas and Water meters.
At the end of this program, the increased efficiency will allow the entire reading of all water and gas accounts in just two (2) days
- Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions may be found at the Village of Morton website @ www.morton-il.gov
The following information is specific to the installation of
Radio-read transmitters on Gas Meters ....
Radio-read transmitters will be installed on all residential gas meters and larger customer meters up to 800 cu. ft. per hour (Total number of meters to be converted during the 5 year program: approximately 5500).
Morton Gas standardized the type of meter used for residential gas meters several years ago. The gas meter of choice was from the American Meter Co. Meter standardization allows the stocking of only one type of Radio transmitter instead of several types.
Any residential gas meter scheduled for Radio-read conversion that is not an American Meter, will be changed prior to the conversion.
Only trained and qualified Village of Morton Gas employees will do the work of replacing gas meters and the conversion to Radio-read. Employees carry Village of Morton ID's.
When replacing a gas meter, the gas will have to be shut-off. The customer will have to be at home in order to relight gas appliances. This process usually takes less than 20 minutes. Gas will not have to be shut off nor the customer present for the conversion to Radio-read.
Note: The above Radio-Read Program originally began in 2008 with an anticipated 5 year completion date. Completion of the Radio-Read Program for all gas meters was completed in 2010, a full 2 years ahead of schedule. The Radio-Read Program is working perfectly and is considered to be a time-saving success.