Residents of Puxico can now check their daily water usage through an app on their smartphone or computer that is a part of the new automated water meter reading system that was put in place last month.
In order to obtain the app, the resident should go to the Google play app store and type in Eye on Water. Click on the app and download it.
Once the app has been downloaded, you will see an option at the bottom that says “Sign Up.” Click on the ‘sign up” button and it will take you to a page where the resident puts in his water billing account number and his zip code. The water billing account number can be found on the monthly bill.
Once the account number and the zip code are entered, scroll down and click on the continue button. At this point, the resident will be asked to verify that the account listed at the top of the screen is his account by clicking on the button at the bottom that says “Yes, this is me.” Only the resident with that account number should verify the account.
Once the account has been verified, the app will ask the resident to supply his full name and email address and a password. After the name, email address and password have been entered, the resident will receive an email asking him to verify the email associated with the account number. The resident clicks on the verification within the email and the registration is complete.
After the resident has clicked on the verification on the email, he will receive a message that says “notification of water leaks has been turned off.” The resident will want to turn the water leak notifications on so that if his residence shows signs of a water leak, he will be notified by email that there is a possibility of a water leak and he can then check on it.
After the account is set up, the resident can go to the app on his phone at any time, put in the email address and password and get up-to-date information on his water usage, including possible leaks, daily and weekly water usage with a graph showing a comparison with the previous week/days, and average water usage.
If a resident has problems using this app, he can either call City Hall or come by City Hall and the collector or city clerk will help.