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Tucson Water awaits IBM recommendations

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Executives from one of the biggest tech companies in the world are lending their brain power to the City of Tucson. 

City water officials say it could mean lower rates for customers.  The City's Information Technology building is a fitting place for the unveiling, as the program moves forward, and the program is getting help from experts.

All thanks to an IBM's program ‘Smart Cities', the company is helping 100 cities all around the world, Africa, South America, and Europe

This is a $400,000 grant for Tucson.  IBM's executives have spent the last three weeks working with Tucson Water, talking with customers, looking at facilities.  The City is pushing forward in technology, replacing old water meters with digital meters.

These experts are giving them an idea of what problems could lie ahead, how to make sure it runs smoothly.  Tucson Water says the end result will be better efficiency, meaning lower rates for customers. 

City officials still have no idea what IBM is going to recommend, they will have to wait with the rest of Tucson to find out at a 9 a.m. meeting, to find out.

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