The City of Rollingwood is nearing completion of a lifting station automation project, which will allow officials to remotely monitor and control stations.

The lift station automation project will help protect residents

It’s been nearly a year since the historic winter storm of February 2021. Our staff members who worked during that event could probably tell you what they were doing every hour of the five days they spent at the town hall, working around the clock to maintain energy. the lifts of our city, stop the emergency interruptions of the water lines and protect the residents of our great city. I am so pleased that we can now reflect on all the changes we have made and will bring to our operations and infrastructure as a result of the lessons we have learned. Any changes will allow us to be better prepared for future events.

Thanks to the support of the city council at the time of the storm, as well as the current city council, an extremely thoughtful and practical approach has been taken to reevaluate our operations to ensure that we can continue to provide the necessary services to our residents, regardless of the situation. . I wrote in last month’s article on the first Global City Plan; which is integral to planning and creating a sustainable path for Rollingwood. We now have the information we need. We just have to move forward in finalizing the plan, securing funding and implementing the necessary projects.

Gavin Massingill

I would like to highlight a major project that is underway with the use of the city’s allocation of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. We are in the process of completing the lifting station automation project, which will allow us to remotely monitor and control lifting stations in our city. Proper operation of these lifting stations is critical to ensuring that wastewater from our city homes and business district is pumped to a central lifting station and then sent to the city of Austin for treatment. Failure or loss of power to these lifting stations could be devastating, as there is a risk of sewage leaking into downstream waterways.

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