CAREFUL FISCAL MANAGEMENT SUPPORTS SYSTEM UPGRADES, CYBER SECURITY
May 19, 2022 – Rowland Water District’s Board of Directors approved a balanced budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year that includes an investment of more than $5.5 million in capital improvement projects aimed at continued water and service reliability.
The $22.7 million operations budget approved at the May 17 Board meeting provides funding to address several District priorities, including increased security for facilities and computer systems, and a more robust customer interface to take advantage of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) benefits. The new AMI system provides remote monitoring of water meters, allowing customers to access details about their water consumption online.
“Customers will soon see how AMI technology will help them become more aware of their water use and quickly make adjustments to save water and reduce their bills,” Rowland Water District General Manager Tom Coleman said. “Allowing customers to opt-in to receive alerts about potential leaks and spikes in water use promises to be a game changer when it comes to conservation.”
The 2022-2023 budget includes money to further protect the District’s computer systems from cyberattacks. The additional measures will better shield operating systems from hackers, ensuring a safe water supply and reliable delivery system.
Through sound financial stewardship, the spending plan covers those priorities as well as upgrades to existing systems and facilities. The capital improvement projects cover rehabilitation of three water reservoirs, booster station upgrades, replacement of worn valves, and other work to enhance water sustainability.
Visit www.RWD.org for additional details on Rowland Water District’s 2022-2023 operations budget and Capital Improvement Plan.