Meter readings begin in Broadalbin

BROADALBIN — Reading of water meters for the May 2018 water billing have begun according to a news release from Village Clerk Sheila Bleyl.

Water bills are scheduled to be mailed on or about May 1.

Meters will be read by village personnel bearing proper identification.

According to the news release, 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 provide the reading.

Meter readings not received by April 25 will be estimated.

According to the village, customers can avoid having their bills estimated by providing their readings in one of three ways:

∫ By calling the reading in to the Village Clerk at (518) 883-8265.

If no one is in the office, an answering machine can take the message at anytime.

∫ By e-mailing the reading to broadalbinvillage@frontiernet.net.

∫ Or by e-mail a photo of the meter in question to broadalbinvillage@frontiernet.net

When providing 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,” the village’s new release states.

For instructions on how to read meters, contact the Village Clerk’s office at (518) 883-8265.

Customers with outside reading devices are being asked 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.

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