ATLANTA -- Atlanta Watershed Management is in the process of inspecting all 158,000 residential water meters in the city of Atlanta, in the wake of hundreds of complaints from homeowners angry with electronic water meters apparenly not working properly.
The process will cost some $2 million to taxpayers, and will take some three months to complete.
One homeowner, Bill Lucas, organized town meetings and community groups to force Watershed Management to figure out what was wrong.
"It's something that needed to be done. It's unfortunate that it took this long. I think a lot of the meters were mishandled; were possibly damaged or were not installed with care. When WXIA got involved it brought a lot of attention to it," Lucas said.