After the Lafayette Consolidated Council and Lafayette Parish Utilities Authority failed to reach consensus on a measure for customers to opt out, the council gave approval to a measure allowing smart meters.

Customers of Lafayette Utilities Service will now get smart meters in the homes to gage their usage of water, sewer and electrical services according to Terry Huval, Director of Lafayette Utilities Service.  He joined Bernadette Lee on today's edition of "Lafayette Live" during "Mornings With Ken and Bernie" to talk about how the new meters work.

Huval received many questions from the listener line and email, and worked to explain exactly what the system can and can't be used for: