What's New at Peru Utilities
May 22nd, 2018
ATTENTION ALL CUSTOMERS OF GRISSOM AEROPLEX AND GRISSOM HOUSING All fire hydrants at the Grissom Aeroplex and Grissom housing will be flushed beginning June 4, 2018 thru June 15, 2018. Work will be done between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Peru Water Plant at 765/689-3541 or Division of Water Management Office at 765-473-7651.
March 26th, 2018
Peru Utilities looks to the future with the installation of a SENSUS AMI solution
Peru Utilities, Peru Indiana – Peru Utilities begins installation of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system from SENSUS.
Peru Utilities has partnered with Everett J. Prescott Inc. (EJP) and Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) to design and implement an advanced metering infrastructure that will allow for better leak detection, meter accuracy, billing efficiency, and improved customer service.
The upgrade, which is planned to begin in April, is expected to take 8 - 12 months to complete and will include the replacement of approximately 10,400 electric meters and 6,200 water meters. Peru Utilities will use the Sensus FlexNet communication network to read both electric and water meters throughout their service area. The customer usage data will then be securely transmitted from collectors located on three existing water towers, directly to the Peru Utilities billing department. The network communicates via dedicated, FCC-licensed spectrum, ensuring secure and reliable data transmissions.
“The versatility of the FlexNet system was a big differentiator for us; along with being able to read both water and electric meters, the network can be scaled to meet future needs or demands,” said Joshua Chance, General Manager of Peru Utilities. “Additionally, the accuracy of the iPERL meters will help us to detect leaks and follow up with customers well before they get a high water bill.”
“Advanced metering also supports our commitment to preserving and protecting our environment by reducing carbon emissions by taking meter reader vehicles off of the road, enhancing our ability to quickly detect and minimize water loss, and providing customers with up-to-date water and electric usage data so they can improve their efforts to conserve," said Chance.
Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) has been contracted to perform the field installation of the new electric and water meters. UMS is a leader in the deployment of utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation.
Customers will receive a notice with their bill prior to the beginning of installation in their area. Additionally, announcements will be made via the Peru Utilities website and Facebook page. During installation, contractors working on behalf of Peru Utilities will briefly interrupt water or electric service. After replacing water meters, crews will test the new water meter by running about 1 to 2 gallons of water from an exterior hose or faucet before leaving the site. Door hangers will be left at the main entrance to the property, informing the customer of the status of the visit.
UMS employees will carry Peru Utilities Contractor badges, be wearing yellow UMS tee-shirts, jackets, or vests and will have successfully completed a comprehensive background check. Contractor vehicles will also be clearly marked with the “UMS” logo.
In the future, there will be a customer portal on the website, where customers will be able to easily access account information, which will empower them to target energy goals and budget within their means. Until the portal becomes available, please visit our FAQs page, like our Facebook page, call us at (765) 473-6681 or email at email@example.com for more information