Ripon will upgrade water meter system for 5G networks

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The new 5G-compatible endpoint telemetry devices that can be attached to water meters are coming soon to Ripon.

The Ripon City Council approved last week  replacing the soon-to-be-outdated original 3G system – part of the 2015 Water Meter Installation Project – that sends water-usage data back to the city via cellular signals.

“The endpoint devices purchased (from Badger Meter, Inc.) had a 10-year battery life with a five-year full replacement warranty and a five-year pro-rated replacement warranty,” said Public Works Director James Pease in his March 8 report to Council.

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