We bill for the electricity and water our customers use. Usage is recorded by meters that are found on or near most structures in the county.
Meter readers still walk routes to read water meters but electric meters can now be read from inside a vehicle as an employee drives through an area.
Some meters record only a percentage of the kilowatts flowing through them. Commonly known as CT (current transformer) meters, a multiplier is added to the formula when calculating a bill for this type of service.
There is more than one reading taken from some meters. Non-residential meters most often have the ability to measure demand as well as consumption. There is a separate charge for the demand these customers put on the overall electric system.