Protecting your data is a top priority. Access to account information is restricted to authorized Waterworks personnel who need the data to perform important functions, including billing and customer service. Just like the old water meters, the new smart meters collect how much water you use. The main difference is that the new meters collect more data throughout the day. No customer-identifying information such as names or addresses are stored in the meters or transmitted across the network. Like the advanced methods used in internet banking and ATM machines, the new meter reading system uses proprietary protocols, transmitting data to Waterworks over a wireless network with multiple layers of security incorporated throughout the system. These measures are tested and reviewed regularly.