The Maryville Water Department currently uses an automatic meter reading (AMR) system to read our water meters.The AMR system we have chosen uses miniature radio transmitters attached to the water meter to send out a signal to our meter reading collection unit. We are able to collect the meter readings from handheld radio receivers while walking or from moving vehicles. With this process, one driver in a truck is able to read more meters in one day than our previous staff could. The AMR system enables us to save money every year in meter reading costs. Many utilities are using some sort of an AMR system as a way of improving customer service while reducing the cost of reading meters.