BCC votes in favor of new water meter reading system

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Sponsored Content “The system will have a positive environmental impact,” Mobley said.During the question and answer session, Ted Harrison questioned what benefits the new system would have to the consumer.Mobley said there would not be immediate savings to the consumer but there would ultimately be savings in that all meters would be new and accurate.He said inaccurate meters are costly to the city because water that is being used is not metered.“With this new system, the city is doing nothing for the consumer,” Harrison said. “Doing nothing to reduce our bills. Brundidge is not growing. We’re losing population and businesses and I don’t see borrowing a million dollars to keep two men from reading meters.”Harrison asked how much the city would have to pay on the loan annually and how the money for the new water system would be paid back. Thomas said the city would be able to repay the 20-year loan at a rate of about $62,000 a year with the city’s cash flow.Councilman Lawrence Bowden said that he understood Harrison’s concerns but also realized that the city is in an enviable position now because other councils had the foresight to spend funds to purchase the city’s electric system and wastewater treatment facility.“That puts us in a position to be able to attract industries like the Wal-Mart DC, Supreme Oil and Southern Classic Foods,” Bowden said. “We have to keep the city in a position to move forward.” Following an official public hearing Tuesday afternoon, the Brundidge City Council voted unanimously to submit an application to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for funding through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for improvements to the city’s water system in the amount of $975,000.Max Mobley, engineer with Polyengineering of Dothan, presented information to the council and attending citizens regarding the benefits of the proposed improvements to the city’s water system.“The improvements would include radio-read meters that would eliminate the need for the manual reading of the meters,” Mobley said. “What is attractive about this is that the city-owned electrical system is compatible with the software and hardware that will be used for the radio-read meters.” BCC votes in favor of new water meter reading system Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Mobley said if the city later decided to install a similar meter reading system for its electrical system, it would be at a huge cost savings to the city.Britt Thomas, city manager, said the cost of a meter reading system for the city’s electrical department is estimated at $300,000 bringing the total cost for both meter reading systems to nearly $1.3 million.Mobley said there is a slight possibility that the city could receive “Green” money that has been set aside for such projects. If the city qualifies, it could receive principle forgiveness funds. However, that is not anything that the city should consider when making its decision. By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Arts Auxiliary offers ‘Sampler’ at TroyFest The Troy Arts Council Auxiliary will proudly unveil “A Troy Sampler: A Nostalgic Look at Troy, Alabama” at TroyFest this… read more Print Article In addition to the radio-reading meter advantage, the new meter reading system would include control valve improvements, which would levelize the water pressure throughout the city. Mobley said there is currently an imbalance in the city’s water system.As an example, Mobley said that the elevation of the small water tank on College Street is not high enough to continually provide adequate water pressure.“With the new meter reading system, the city could shut down that tank and utilize the tank on the north end of town and then make better use of the water tank at the Wal-Mart Distribution site,” he said.The new water system would have controls that would alert the city if and when problems with the water tanks should arise.last_img read more

Seeing the sites

first_img 5The John Harvard Statue is the place to be. 11One last photo! 2Native Floridians take a double-decker bus around Harvard and MIT. 10Dealing Moon of South Korea, visiting with his wife, Seonyoung, had trouble finishing his first hamburger — a triple decker at Bartley’s on Mass. Ave., and needed a fork and knife. Wearing sun hats and armed with selfie sticks, iPhones, and video cameras, tourists from all over the world visit Harvard Square and Harvard University each summer. Giant tour buses idle on Mount Auburn Street near Lowell House as their passengers march from bus to Square to Yard to Statue and back again. They hear the stories we’ve heard many times before: the Three Lies, the Titanic disaster, and the only surviving book from Harvard Hall. Photos are taken — many, many photos — and memories are made as the next bus arrives. 6Tours are not always exciting for everyone. 8These Chinese tourists bought lots of swag in New York City on their way to Boston.center_img 4Enrico Benitez, 13, of California, waited in Harvard Square for his campus tour. What did he think the campus would be like? “I’m expecting it to be grand and marble,” Benitez said. 3Tourists from South Korea stay shaded on Holyoke Street. 9A group meets on the steps of University Hall. 7Mike Rorro and his dog, Charlie, came from California to live in Cambridge this month. 1Among the postcards at Crimson Corner (formerly Nini’s Corner) on Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Harvard Square is one of an orangutan that reads, “What! You Haven’t Been to Harvard?”last_img read more

France’s Crédit Agricole to stop thermal coal investments in EU, OECD by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BusinessGreen:French bank Crédit Agricole has said it will stop investing in thermal coal production in EU and OECD countries by 2030, as it pledged to align its activities with the Paris Agreement in a new strategic growth plan published yesterday.The world’s largest cooperative financial institution, which consists of almost 40 local and regional banks as well as the central Crédit Agricole institute, said it would commit all its entities to a common Paris Agreement-compliant climate strategy to be published in 2020. The strategy will be certified by an independent body and based around the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as it moves to “strengthen our commitments to financing the energy transition”, the bank said.Crédit Agricole, which manages around €1.8tr assets, will also fully phase out coal from its financing and investment portfolio by 2030 in EU and OECD countries, and will do the same by 2040 in China and by 2050 everywhere else.It promised “no new business relations with companies for which thermal coal accounts for over 25 per cent of their revenues except those that have announced plans to close their thermal coal activities or which intend to announce such plans by 2021”, as well as “no new business relations with companies developing or planning to develop new thermal coal capacity”.In addition, the bank aims to finance a third of renewable energy projects in France, double the size of its green loans portfolio to €13bn by 2022, and “promote clean and responsible investment policies” by incorporating ESG criteria in all funds managed by is asset management arm Amundi, among other new green policies.More: ‘Game changer’: French bank Crédit Agricole to ditch EU coal by 2030 France’s Crédit Agricole to stop thermal coal investments in EU, OECD by 2030last_img read more