Aclara Water says its water meter tampering program has been a success, with its water level meter program showing an increase in usage.
But it says there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Aclara said on Tuesday that it has identified a total of 6,826 water meters that were tampered.
The company said it had recorded a total usage of 4,091.
This compares to 3,539 water meters in the previous year.
The company said the water meter tampered occurred in the first quarter of this year, when it was already running a new water meter.
A Clermont County water district said it is also investigating the cause of the water meters tampering, with water meter manufacturers.
Water meter tampering can result in the meter showing a false reading of the meter’s reading, the company said in a statement.
Aclaras meter tamper occurred in early January, and the company has since identified 591 meter tampering incidents, according to its statement.
This number does not include other incidents, the statement said.
In total, there have been 4,189 meter tampering reports, with an average of 2.2 reports per day, the water district told the Associated Press.
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a guidance letter warning of potential health risks to people and property from water meters.
The agency also said that water meters may be tampered without a proper installation, which can cause the meters to be off, faulty or disconnected.