The Evansville City Council votes on Monday night to approve a contract with Johnson Controls to create the Smart City 2.0 Project.
Officials say the project will upgrade the city's aging water system by installing a wireless water meter reading system.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says his administration was able to cut $11 million with his revised version of the plan, without raising water rates. The mayor says additional features will be announced in the future.
"Our office continues to work with a private sector to identify communication options for the city-owned fiber optic network that was initially part of the project. So more to come on that in the future," Mayor Winnecke said.
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