Meter readings set to begin in village

BROADALBIN — Reading of water meters for the May, 2017, water billing will begin this week, according to a news release.

Bills will be mailed on or about May 1. Meters will be read by village personnel bearing proper identification.

If customers do not have outside readers and they are not home when the meter reader calls, a notice will be left requesting the customer to call in the reading. Customers who do not have outside readers can help save time and money and avoid having their bills estimated by calling their readings in to the village clerk at (518) 883-8265. An answering machine can take the message anytime if the office is closed.

When calling in readings, customers should state their account number, if known, the property owner’s name, the property address at which the reading is being taken and a telephone number where the caller can be reached in case there are any questions.

If a reading is not in line with previous readings, village personnel will call again to verify the reading. Readings not received by April 25 will be estimated.

Customers with outside reading devices are urged to check the outside readings against the meter inside to make sure they are in line with each other. Any discrepancies should be promptly reported to the village clerk’s office. Anyone needing instructions on how to do so should call the village clerk’s office.

By Patricia Older

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