2018-02-10 / News

Galeton water system goes hi-tech

New technology allows operators of the Wetmore Run water supply system to remotely monitor conditions.

At this month’s Galeton Borough Authority meeting, Joe Cimino reported that an electrical service line was completed at the site, laying the groundwork for installation of a 24/7 monitor that measures and records water quality and flow.

Cimino also noted that the rest of the plant is running on the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system installed by consultant Martz Technologies.

In other business, authority members approved a plan to notify property owners that borough personnel are prohibited from performing repair and maintenance on sewer lines linking residences and business to the treatment system.

Discussion of a number of past-due water and sewer accounts resumed at this month’s meeting. Member George Bowen noted that the agency needs to follow its policies for collections and termination of service in cases of delinquency.

Secretary Trixie Blass responded that she has received no response from owners of some of the borough’s vacant properties after several attempts to communicate with them.

Next public meeting of the Borough Authority will be held at 6 pm Tuesday, March 6, at the borough office.

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