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11/28/12 Water Meters in Chicago WEBINAR IEPA#5259
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11/28/12 Water Meters in Chicago WEBINAR IEPA#5259

11/28/2012
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
From 10:00 am to 11:00 am pm CST
Where: At your home or office computer
Contact: Lisa Hoffhines


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Water Meters in Chicago: the MeterSave Program  IEPA#5259

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT - TO VIEW THE ARCHIVED WEBINAR - PLEASE USE A CONTACT FORM AND WE WILL SEND YOU THE WEBINAR WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE

SUMMARY: The City of Chicago is one of the last major metropolitan cities to be fully metered.  Although 79% of our water revenue is from metered accounts, Chicago has approximately 320,000 homes that are not metered.  Chicago has been researching best practices to implement Universal Metering including installation of a meter upon property transfer, upon customer volunteerism, or as part of a mandatory, geographically-based program.  In 2008, Chicago began planning for a novel, voluntary, incentivized program called MeterSave. Homeowners participating in MeterSave receive a 7-year guarantee that their water bill will be no higher than it would have if the meter had not been installed.  Customers will have the ability to control their water usage and reduce their bills while at the same time the City can improve water conservation and better track consumption and leakage.  Once the meters are installed the homeowners will, by word of mouth, become ambassadors to promote the program in future years.  Awareness and education are key components to gaining buy-in by a municipality’s constituencies.

PRESENTER:  Andrea Putz & Irene Caminer, City of Chicago

REGISTRATION & HOURS: This webinar will begin at 10:00 am and conclude by 11:00 am CST. Earn up to 1 PDH or RTC hour. After registering with Illinois Section AWWA, attendees will be furnished via email with all materials and links needed to participate in the webinar. Questions? Call 866-521-3595 Ext. 3

COST:
Early Bird Registration: Free for Illinois Section AWWA Members • $30.00 for non members
Day of Event Registration: Free for Illinois Section AWWA Members • $50.00 for non members

Andrea Putz, City of Chicago

Andrea Putz is the Water Research Specialist for the City of Chicago Department of Water Management where she is lucky enough to spend her days working on her passions - drinking water treatment, water efficiency, and water meters. Andrea has been with the City of Chicago since 2004. After receiving her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she began her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her Masters degree and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Andrea has been a member of AWWA for 14 years and is actively involved in local AWWA section activities.




Irene Caminer, City of Chicago

Ms. Caminer came to the Department of Water Management in 1997 after serving 7 years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City’s Law Department. Ms. Caminer works on a variety of DWM matters within the Commissioner’s Office. Ms. Caminer received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Since 2006, Ms. Caminer serves as a board member for the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies.

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