Century Council OKs $56K gas meter install

Monday night, the Century Council approved to award a bid from Precision Meter Repair to replace 283 of the town's gas meters at the cost of about $56,000.

“The system has 615 gas meters, 548 are active, 67 are inactive, and we've changed out 265,” said Interim City Manager Vernon Prather. “Inactive meters shouldn't be addressed now, because they are locked. We will address those meters as they are brought back up and made active.”

Replacement would be $160 per meter, with a material fee if the regulator needs to be replaced, but Prather said every meter will not need a new regulat...