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Falls City to spend $79K
FALLS CITY -- The Falls City City Council has selected Ferguson Waterworks Meter and Automation Group to upgrade a portion of the city’s water meters, at an approximate cost of $79,000. This is according to City Secretary Lauren Sturm following the Nov. 13 council meeting.
Sturm said all meters except compound meters -- those able to measure water usage under high-flow and low-flow conditions -- will be replaced with radio-read meters. Unlike conventional water meters that have to be physically read by a worker, meter data for radio-read meters is obtained by computer, either from a central tower or by a worker driving by. In addition, the automated meters are able to send an alert in the event of a leak.
Also during the meeting, the council:
•Voted to approve a two-year lease agreement with Manticore Oil & Gas, for 8.3 acres of land within the city’s wastewater treatment facility. The city will be compensated at 22.5 percent of the royalties.
•Approved adding dental and vision coverage to the city’s health-insurance plan, which covers its three full-time employees.
•Voted to select Patrick Pollok as the city’s representative to the Karnes County Appraisal District board of directors for the 2014-15 term.
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