KISSIMMEE, Fla., January 17, 2014 – Kissimmee Utility Authority today named Michelle Daughtrey its 2013 meter reader of the year.
Daughtrey was chosen from among the utility’s full- and part-time meter readers for meter reading volume and accuracy as well as her attendance, dependability, leadership and time management during the past year. She is the first female in the utility’s history to win the award.
Daughtrey read 114,610 electric, water and irrigation meters in 2013 with an accuracy rate of 99.98 percent.
Meter reader Jovan Frontanes was named runner-up for reading 111,552 meters with an accuracy rate of 99.99 percent and only nine reading errors for the year.
“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 2013 with nearly two million total meter reads with an accuracy rate of 99.96 percent.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent