UPA to partner with the city’s water department on the replacement of nearly 24,000 meters
GREENVILLE, S.C. – November, 2021 – Utility Partners of America (UPA), a leading provider of project management, construction management, operations, maintenance and professional services for utilities and energy cooperatives, announced today the awarding of a contract for the City of Santa Cruz Water Department’s meter replacement project.
UPA will be responsible for all aspects of replacing nearly 24,000 meters for the department, which produces and delivers water to nearly 100,000 people throughout the city of Santa Cruz, unincorporated Santa Cruz County and parts of the city of Capitola. UPA is expected to use local labor, hiring approximately 10 employees to complete the 15-month project.
“We’re honored and delighted to be selected by the City of Santa Cruz Water Department for their meter replacement project,” said Steve Rudd, Vice President, UPA. “The city did its due diligence, not only in analyzing and justifying the need for new infrastructure, but in selecting a partner in UPA that specializes in efficient and effective meter replacement.”
The decision comes after a thorough feasibility study conducted by a third-party engineering firm on behalf of the city uncovered several key findings to support a complete overhaul of all existing meters.
Because UPA has experience and a proven replacement process, proper field installation tools, and an effective training plan in place, the company is primed to replace the aged meter population quickly, efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department is just the latest utility to turn to UPA after facing the steep challenge of replacing aging meters with more advanced and reliable infrastructure. After working with utilities for more than two decades, UPA has positioned itself as an authority and expert in meter services, including installation.
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