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Baltimore received't outsource water meter operations, says Mayor Brandon Scott

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced Friday that the city will maintain the operations and staff of the water meter business as part of the public works division while implementing a plan to overhaul the meter meter operation for a better functioning water system.

The Meter Shop manages the placement and maintenance of all water meters in Baltimore City and County.

69 employees in Baltimore City are currently assigned to the Meter Shop, 92% of them are based in Baltimore City.

In October 2020, former Mayor Jack Young said the automated meters continued to cause problems, so the city would begin to outsource the readings to an outside provider.

But Scott said the city isn't pushing that five-year deal.

He said the overhaul of Meter Shop's operations will create a better-functioning system that includes new training, protocols and accountability measures.

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