The anticipated meter reading days for the the rest of 2018 are as follows:
October - 16th and 17th
November - 13th and 14th
December - 13th and 14th
These dates could change due to the weather.
This possum, or is it opossum, bit the dust back on September 8, 2012. Unfortunately, it took more than duck/duct tape to make the repairs to the transformer/substation. Link to Stonewall Jackson song on Youtube...
This years' sewer main cleaning is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 30th. The only mains scheduled to be cleaned are the ones colored yellow on the map below (within the red "circle").
This is not a new activity - about 1/3 of the city's sewer mains are cleaned each year. Thus, every 3-years all of the city's sewer mains will have been cleaned (and video recorded).
The Utility Department employees will be hanging notices in the project area tomorrow, and they should be similar to the one posted below the map.
Pictures below show a Raked Bar Screen being hoisted into the sewer plant. It is replacing a Helisieve, both of which are types of solid/liquid wastewater separation units.
Today's power outage affected the entire city, plus at least an area north of town, and the city of Belvue. Shortly before the power was restored I was advised that Westar was estimating the power would be back on at 2:00 p.m. The power was restored at approximately 12:23 p.m.
I sent out two nixles regarding the electrical outage - I was 'victimized' by the autocorrect function on my tablet...Westar was changed to Westward...which I corrected, but then it was changed again...to Westwar...autocorrect tried to get me on the second nixle too, but, the ... saved me...
There was also a report that the outage only affected 1,o00 Westar customers - keep in mind that Westar considers the entire city as one (1) of its customers.
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week a couple people from the Kansas Power Pool will be in town to inspect the city's electrical distribution system. This is a service that the KPP offers to its members for free - and that the city has requested. The purpose of the inspection is to find problems. I believe the two individuals pictured below will be the inspectors.
The city uses some of these products - a humane wildlife control product - the company specializes in protecting electric power and communication lines...
The newly installed decorative street lights should come on tonight.
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