Upgrades Coming To Troy Utilities Department


By Sarah Cantey

 The Troy Utilities Department will see more than one million dollars in upgrades.  

The Troy City Council approved the $1.3 million loan. It'll cover replacing utility trucks and vehicles. The money will also go towards revamping the mapping system, allowing utility crews to more accurately pinpoint meters and power lines. This helps crews during power outages. 
Troy customers' bills will go up to payback the loan. How much is to be determined, but city leaders say it will be minor and customers will most likely not notice. 
Brian Chandler, electric superintendent said, "It's just in an effort to continue to keep the utility department and electric, water, and wastewater departments operating as efficiently as possible with modern equipment and to utilize modern technology to be more efficiently and cost effectively serve the customers in Troy."
Also included- a new operating system for the wastewater treatment facility. Crews will soon be able to monitor the plant 24 hours off-site. 
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