WEST FARGO — The City of West Fargo is implementing a new metering system to improve utility services. Residents need to schedule an appointment to replace their water meters to use the new system.

Vanguard Utility Services Inc. is the city’s contractor for this work. Residents can schedule the replacement at http://www.vusinc.com/calendar.php. They can also call 701-212-4304 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no charge for the meter replacement.

Residents should schedule an appointment for a time when they are home. A Vanguard representative will need to reach the existing water meter located inside the home. The appointment should last 20-40 minutes.

The new system connects smart meters, communication networks and data tools. This provides communication between utilities and customers.

Utility rates will not increase from this project and there will be no cost to residents.