Cuyahoga Falls goes to court, seeks more than 16 million dollars from contractors who replaced utility meters. Reported by Amanda Garrett. The city of Cuyahoga Falls has filed a lawsuit claiming it was horn-swoggled by a contractor that promised to save it more than 23 million dollars by installing 40,000 automated meters to measure water and electric usage at peoples’ homes and businesses. That savings never materialized. Thousands of the meters have broken over the past decade and a system advertised as being turnkey ended up being a lot of work, according to the suit filed against Johnson Controls and Badger Meter.