Panama City officials are installing new water meters across the city. The meters will help account for over $700,000 that was unaccounted for in 2008 when an audit was taken in 2010.
The water meter transition began in February and officials say it should be finished by September at the latest. The citywide meter update is supposed to save the city and taxpayers money by eliminating inaccurate meter readings.
Residents have mixed reactions to the change, some believing that it will only lead to them being overcharged, others saying that it's a good idea to get the most accurate readings.
Residents can expect to see stabilized readings from the new meters a few months after installation.