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Evansville's aging water system to see upgrade with Smart City 2.0 contract

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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.

Mayor Winnecke says the Smart City Project will create 170 construction jobs within the city.

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