- (530) 757-5686
- Office Address
1717 5th St. Davis CA 95616
The City’s Water Meter Upgrade Project was completed in 2019. The meter upgrades included exchanging the previous water meters for new meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). AMI uses a low-powered communication device that was added to your new water meter to transmit hourly water usage information over a secure network approximately four times per day.
The AquaHawk customer water use portal is now available to City of Davis water customers. The AquaHawk portal will allow our customers to view their hourly water usage and set and receive usage alerts. When registering for the first time, you will need your account number and service address.
Q. Are there any health hazards associated with the new technology?
A. No. The equipment operates at a low-power radio frequency, comparable to a cordless telephone. All equipment operates in compliance with state and federal communication standards. Water meters are typically installed away from the house so potential exposure is very limited; the communication device only turns on for a fraction of a second per day (totaling approximately 2 ½ minutes per year).
Q. How does the radio frequency of the AMI communications device compare to other common household devices?A. Information on radio emissions from AMI water meters as compared to other common household radio sources was excerpted from the Automated Water Meter Program Radio Frequency Assessment conducted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.