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Water Meter Replacement

The Township of Springwater is undertaking a water meter replacement program to update the Township’s water meters and meter reading technologies. The new system will improve the efficiency of the meter reading process through the installation of new radio frequency meters. When the installation process is complete, the need for Township staff to enter homes/businesses and properties to obtain meter reads will be minimized. 

The meter replacement will also include the installation of valves, backflow prevention and expansion tanks if the house is not currently equipped with them. A water meter is required on every property in the Township of Springwater that receives water from the Township.

The water meter replacement program is mandatory. In order to complete the program as efficiently as possible, areas of the Township will be targeted. When an area/community is substantially complete, the program will move on to the next area/community, until the entire municipality has been covered. The program is currently targeting the Midhurst area.

About Your Installer

The Township of Springwater has awarded the contract for the Water Meter Replacement Program to WAMCO Municipal Products. All meter installers will have a Township of Springwater photo ID card identifying themselves as contractors working for WAMCO and will arrive in a vehicle with a Township of Springwater logo. Installers will also have WAMCO hats and shirts. Every water meter installer has received the training and certification necessary to perform water meter installations within the Province of Ontario. Your cooperation with our contractor is greatly appreciated.

Scheduling an Appointment


This water meter replacement program will be phased in and contractors will be visiting homes in targeted areas to deliver information packages to residents. Residents are requested to schedule an appointment within 5 days of receiving a visit from a WAMCO contractor. 

Appointments can be made online at www.wamco.accuityscheduling.com or by calling WAMCO at 647-466-5991 during working hours. Installers have very flexible hours and work every day of the week. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Does everyone have to have the water meter changed?
Yes, every home on municipal water must have their water meter changed (excluding homes already equipped with iPearle meters). 

Is there a cost involved with the water meter replacement?
No, there is no direct cost for the meter or the installation in existing homes.

Will my water bill change with the new meter?

The new meters are more accurate, but the total volume on the bill is still cubic meters and billed according to the current Township water and wastewater rates.

My water meter works fine, why do I need it changed?
Water meters have a life cycle to them and need replacing just like anything else in your home. The new system will improve the efficiency of the meter reading process through the installation of new radio frequency meters. When the installation process is complete, the need for Township staff to enter homes/businesses and properties to obtain meter reads will be minimized.

Can I change the meter myself?

No, WAMCO has a contract to supply and install the meters.

Who will maintain the meter?
The Township of Springwater will maintain the meter at no cost providing you take precautions not to damage it. It is illegal to tamper with a water meter 

View additional information on the Water Meter Replacement Program.



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