Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project

utility worker working on water meter

What is Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)?

AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. The City of Mesquite is in the initial phase of exploring the possibility of implementing an AMI system for our water customers. AMI meters consist of a water meter, a register and a low-powered communication device/radio that is integrated in a single unit. The register is continuously recording water usage and the radio sends a meter reading to a Gateway which is mounted on a monopole or elevated water storage tank. The Gateway transmits the meter read over a secure network back to the City's meter data management software. With this upgrade comes the ability for water customers to review their water usage through an internet based customer portal. Through the portal you will have access to more frequent and detailed information about your water consumption, enabling you to have better control over your water usage and monthly bills.

Results of Sample Water Meter Testing

Presentation at the April 5 City Council pre-meeting.

The City of Mesquite will be testing a sample of water meters throughout the City through December 11, 2020.

If your residence is randomly selected your water meter will be removed and replaced with a new meter. This typically takes less than 30 minutes at each location, during which time the water to your residence will be temporarily turned off.    

The City is working with Ameresco to remove and test a sampling of water meters within the City as part of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project. Ameresco’s teams will be properly identified by the Ameresco company insignia on both vehicles and uniforms. The Ameresco team will not have to come inside your home.  

For more information on this process, email Mark Kerby, Special Projects Director,, or call  972-216-6797. If after normal business hours you can also contact the City of Mesquite Utilities at 972-216-6278. 

Back Vest Pic Ameresco Contractor Water Meter
Ameresco Pickup truck