Remote meters helping to reduce water violations in the North Dakota oil patch
New remote water meters are helping companies that drill in the oil patch monitor the amount of water being used at each well site. Permit holders are now required to submit monthly reports showing water usage, and the remote meters allow the information from each well to be fed to a computer monitoring system off site. Each meter costs between $1500 to $2000 and the data service running on the meters is approximately $20 per unit. Firms that supply water to the oil industry are accepting the remote monitors an see that it could potentially be a big tool for them in the future. Read more about this article in the Dickinson Press.