The local newspaper reports that city commissioners heard a proposal this week to replace the city's 20,465 water meters, at a cost of about $14.6 million. That's because most of the meters in the city are too old and inaccurate.
Salina utilities director Martha Tasker says the city is losing money because the meters aren't accurately reporting water consumption by homes and businesses.
A new study found that most residential water meters tested are only register about 95 percent of the water used. Tasker also said new technology will let customers track their water usage online.