Wautoma approves GIS sewer mapping system

At the Feb. 9 regular Wautoma City Council meeting, the council approved a proposal to purchase and install Geographic Information System (GIS) sewer mapping from MSA Professionals. 

The motion to purchase the system for $2,500 is pending approval from Rural Development (RD), which would reimburse the city from grant funds. GIS would provide the city with computerized data management to store, manage, retrieve, and analyze data about the city’s infrastructure.

Todd Trader, a representative from MSA Professionals told the council that the GIS sewer mapping system would be a “map on the go,” providing important information to the city, without having to find paper maps that show where manholes, etc. are located.