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New meters mean Jackson water bills could go up

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson residents could see higher water bills by the time 2014 comes to a close.

The city is currently in the process of installing approximately 65,000 new water meters. The meters will provide a more accurate tracking of water usage and that could mean higher water bills. Officials expect all of the meters to be installed by the end of this year.

Charles Williams, interim director of Public Works, tells The Clarion-Ledger ( city is not capturing the actual consumption and is losing some revenue as residents are not fully charged for the water they actually use.

With the new meters, Williams says actual usage will be key. As meters age, he says their accuracy goes down.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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