PUC to consider Nehls Park water tower report
NEW ULM – The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission will meet today at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
The PUC will receive a report on the status of the FAA Obstruction Review and construction schedule for the Nehls Park water tower. The tentative schedule for a pre-conference on the tower’s construction is set for Thursday.
The PUC will also receive a report on the cause of the Center Street Substation power outage that affected local customers. The report will discuss how the incident occurred, immediate actions taken to restore power and possible actions to prevent another such incident in the future.
Finally, the PUC will receive a report on the New Ulm Waste Water Treatment Plant Blower and Aeration Improvement Project.
The project is intended to replace parts of the system, like lower motors and diffusers, to help save the PUC around 1 million KwH of electricity each year. The project will cost $1.344 million, and the anticipated payback period is one year.