The City of Temple Terrace is partnering with USF's Florida Center for Community Design + Research to identify and inventory residential water meters using GPS mapping technology. USF students with handheld tablet computers and cameras will walk through Temple Terrace neighborhoods physically locating water meters and capturing information to be uploaded into a Global Positioning System database. This enhanced location information will allow City employees to respond more rapidly to repair and replace water meters throughout the community, said Public Works Director Robert Gordon. Students from USF’s Florida Center for Community Design + Research School of Architecture and Community Design will work in two-person teams and will be wearing USF T-shirts and reflective orange vests. They will be looking for water meters located in residential front yards only. There are about 10,000 residential water meters in the City, officials said, so the project may take several months to complete.