Flomaton replacing failing water meters

About 370 meters not recording actual usage

With about 370 of the town of Flomaton’s water meters not working and more failing every week, costing the town money, the town council voted Monday afternoon to purchase 100 new meters after previously purchasing another 100 meters.

Utilities Superintendent Shaun Moye said the town has 920 water meters in the ground. The town installed 900 water meters in 2007 with meters having a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.

With the meters not working many residents have only been paying the minimum bill, which is causing a shortage in the water fund.

Councilman Roger Adkinson said water is an enterprise acc...