BCWA recieves clean audit

Published 2:23 pm Monday, March 28, 2011

The Butler County Water Authority received the results of an audit at Monday’s meeting, and Glenn Branum reported to the board that it was an “uneventful audit” and that the system has a strong financial footing.

In Artesian Utilities’ review of system operations, the board was informed of a GPS mapping project of the system that would diagram all existing lines and meters. The project was coordinated at the state level and will come at no cost to BCWA.

“Many small systems, a lot of what they know about line locations and such can be in some old guy’s head,” said Wesley Bass. “If he dies, that information is lost. This will form a database with consistent GPS coordinates that can be pulled up 10 or 20 years down the line.”

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Bass also reported that Butler County has been selected to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs and Assessment.

The board authorized Bass to fill out the survey. The survey helps the EPA determine future grant amounts by inquiring on the anticipated needs of water systems across the state.

–       The minutes of the Feb. 28 meeting were approved

–       Write-offs were approved

–       Payment of Artesisan’s Operations Bill was approved

–       February 2011 Financial reports were approved