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Sanford, Florida

Keywords: Meter Reading, Failed Contract

Utility Meter Reading

The City of Sanford (population 32,000) is located north of Orlando in Seminole County, Florida.

Around 5 years ago the City of Sanford contracted out its water meter reading service to FDL. The service was taken back in-house after one year with the private contractor. After performing the service for one year, FDL determined that they could not provide the service at the price they had said they could. The company went to the city and asked for more money, but the city decided that the amount they were asking would cost more than if the city provided the service with public employees. Mr. Vanderworp could not recall the finer details of the transition, since the change occurred prior to his arrival in Sanford. He did note, however, that the change affected just one or two employees.