First off, let me say that I appreciate everyone who took the time to comment on this problem. Especially to Councilman Beneteau for his extra work on this matter. It's nice to see a public official who is willing to go the extra mile for the citizens he or she represents.
Upon reading the response letter from the WD that was sent to Mr. Beneteau-I have to say that I just don't agree with much of it. I stated that I never saw any form of notice about the WD needing to enter the house-and that's a fact. One of the things I discussed with the WDS was the fact that relying on notices being left is obviously not working, especially if there are some 5000 meters still unread. I think the easiest way would have been a phone message or note written directly on my bill as another suggested. I would also like to thank Mr. Beneteau for respecting my privacy and not disclosing my name or address as it seems the WD did not when it sent their letter to the councilman. Would it not have been for Mr. Beneteau being a city representative, I would not have been happy about this.
As far as the worker being repremanded for not showing up to the appointment-it was not my intent to get anyone in trouble, especially the "working man." Why should this person suffer for something management should be responsible for. As someone mentioned, this worker must have been contacted by management to redirect him or her out to water leak problem.
I hope that this worker isn't the same one who will be sent out to my home later this week. While I'm sure this person is a professional, I wouldn't want the same serviceman being the one responsible for making the final decision on the accuracy of my water meter. I know this sound petty but it would just make me uncomfortable. Although, I have examined the meters myself and made some recordings and comparisons.
I have scheduled another appointment for Friday of this week. I hope we can finally get this ridiculous matter taken care of. It is also my hope that this policy be changed as to not have this happen to any other residents of this great city.
Thanks again to all of you who have taken time to discuss this matter. I will keep you posted on the outcome.