Crews have been working since September to upgrade the meter reading system in Marion County.
The Fairmont Utility Board said the Automated Meter Reading system will improve accuracy and save money for customers and the utility company.
C-I Thornburg began installing radios in the meters and held a trial run last month.
The Fairmont Utility Board said it's pleased with the progress.
"We did our first drive by readings of the meters themselves and the information they are gathering," said David Sago, Fairmont Utility Manager. "Every one of them came back with flying colors that we got the actual reads. We got 18 out of the 1200 that had just minor issues."
Many meters in the Watson area and into White Hall are complete. The entire transition has three phases and will take up to five years to complete.