KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 23, 2012 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today named Andres “Andy” Mojica its 2011 meter reader of the year.
Mojica was chosen from among the utility’s 18 full- and part-time meter readers for meter reading volume and accuracy as well as his attendance, dependability, leadership and time management during the past year.
Mojica read 102,533 electric, water and irrigation meters in 2011 with an accuracy rate of 99.97 percent. He also had perfect attendance for the year and is a regular Meals on Wheels volunteer.
Meter reader Juan Vallejo was named runner-up for reading 106,747 meters with an accuracy rate of 99.92 percent.
“In a typical year, a KUA meter reader walks nearly 2,000 miles in all weather conditions,” said Susan Postans, KUA’s vice president of customer service. “They frequently encounter dogs, snakes, spiders, bee hives and other potential hazards along their routes, which makes their reading accuracy that much more remarkable.”
KUA’s meter readers ended 2011 with nearly two million total meter reads with an accuracy rate of 99.95 percent.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent