As attempts to manipulate digital reading would send an alarm to the control room, officials said that the AMR readings cannot be influenced.
The corporation said that digital meters would be installed for bulk water consumers for now while domestic connection would get AMR in phases.
Following the positive feedbacks, officials said that the use of digital water meter was extended to International airport, Central prison, and Aavin milk processing unit in Ponmalai zone.
The process is time consuming, and often the local body workers have detected revenue loss due to manual checking of readings from analogue meters.
The mechanism, based on cloud computing technology, would monitor real-time consumption of water, flow rate, and the quantum consumed.
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