Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- March 4, 2011 - Around 30,000 to 36,000 automated meter reading (AMR) water meters in Atlanta appear to have been incorrectly installed, according to local newspaper reports.

Reports vary but one quotes a city council member as saying that antenna cable connectors were either damaged or not connected, while another is quoted as saying that the antennae were incorrectly installed in the meter. Either way the meter reading process is affected.

The investigation followed complaints of high bills by residents with the new AMR system.

A full report on the issue is currently being prepared.