First, there was making sure we could create water bills from the new AMR system. Then, we needed to feed that data into the tax collection system, as if it had come from the old system, so we did not have to radically modify the tax collection system; and then the bills were generated. All that has been accomplished just within the last week, with the first grouping or section of water accounts in our town.
Now, the race is on to keep the data rolling out steadily, while the majority of the water crew is out finishing the last endpoint installations. All that has to happen before snow flies and the need for plowing and fixing water main breaks takes precedence.
So, hurray, and we are almost at the end. Then, there is more work fixing endpoints that will not communicate with the network. Oh, and in addition to this current project, we have a water leak detection pilot project ahead.