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UNION — Cold weather did not prevent the City of Union Utility Department from moving forward with the replacement of more than 2,300 water meters.

Employees of Matchpoint, a contractor hired by the city for the project, were at work this week removing old meters and replacing them with new ones in the Duncan Acres section of Union.

The city is replacing 2,300 water meters that are more than 25 years old with new meters that have a remote read component which will enable city utility workers to read them from the road without going on a customer’s property. The meters being replaced are the last ones on the city system that do not have the remote read component.

The meters are being replaced at a rate of 400 a month beginning this month.

The replacement of the meters, which will cost $561,863, are considered a green project which will enable the city to obtain a loan from the State Revolving Fund’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund at an interest rate of 1 percent for 20 years.

Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at

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