Workers from Advanced Utility Services don’t often find three water meters side-by-side-by-side but they make quick work of them when they do. From left, Joey Salazar, Kayla Alverson, Manny Palacios, Ben Burnett and Jacob Benavides had a rare “close encounter” while changing out meters on Bounds Street during the past week. City Manager Kelvin Knauf said about one-third of the city’s 2,200 water meters have been changed out, replacing old meters with the new electronic version. When completed the city will be able to read meters remotely from a vehicle using a laptop computer. Knauf said the goal for installing all new meters is March 31. Installers are accompanied by city employees.