Two years in the making, and the City of Navasota’s meter replacement project, and replacement of the SCADA system, are 100% entirely finished.
Representatives gave a final report at a city council meeting a few weeks back, but City Manager Brad Stafford said, while it may have taken awhile, it was a huge project to get done.
“Both projects were very needed for our city. Gas meters were very old, it was time to replace them,” said Stafford.
As for the new SCADA system for controlling the cities water, it has taken a bit of burden off city staff.
“We are able to monitor much easier. Those guys can actually monitor from their home, in the evenings and on weekends. So, if we have a problem with a pump, they get a notification and they can check…or say if we have low levels, they can check to see if a pump is down, or whatever. It is just a really good program,” Stafford said.
The new upgrades also give residents of Navasota access to a new portal for their utilities.
“The new system is going to allow citizen’s, and that portal I think is up and running…but, you can go on there, and follow your usage trends, and your bill online. You can eventually…set up parameters on leak notifications, and all that. So, it is a really neat situation,” said Stafford.
More can be found about that on navasotatx.gov, and for questions, contact the city at 936-825-6475.