Company pays Trumbull $57,000 for faulty meters

CHAMPION, Ohio (WKBN) — A company that provides water meters to several areas of Trumbull County is paying up over a faulty chip inside the meters.

Neptune Technologies of South Pallassee, Ala., has agreed to pay the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer $57,500. In 2009, the company installed water meters inside homes in Champion, Bazetta and Mosquito Creek Water Districts.

A chip inside malfunctioned, causing the engineer to replace those meters.

“We had a lot of hours in overtime replacing the 1,000 meters to date at this time. The additional 2,500 meters we are going to receive our staff will change out,” said Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer Scott Verner.

Homeowners who have the faulty meters should not notice any problems with their water bills. The sanitary engineer said they had to do an actual reading or an estimated reading based on prior water consumption.

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