Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CMUD Throws Up Their Hands

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Department has admitted the obvious and announced that they have hired an outside contractor to check 9000 meters to see if there is a problem.

The Charlotte Observer and News Channel 36 are reporting that "the audit" will begin next Wednesday. Read the Observer Story here.

So CMUD throws up their hands and hires a company to inspect 9000 meters at a reported cost of $99,000.00.

Whoa.... wait just a second.

$99k divided by 9000 equals, $11.00 per meter..... ain't no way this is going to be anything but a white wash.

There is no way you can field a truck and randomly check 9000 meters throughout the county for only 100k. I bet the real deal is they will randomly sample some of 9000 addresses and issue a report. Heck I'd be surprised if they even have that much effort in the project. How about they just drive by a say it all looked good when they were there?

Sounds like a scam to me.

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