Municipal Authority Approves System Upgrade

June 06, 2019

The Marlow Municipal Authority met on Tuesday, May 28 to discuss a proposal from Haynes Equipment Company for a new monitoring system that will upgrade the water telemetry for water and sewer in the city. The new computer and system, called Splashtop Remote Monitoring System, comes at the cost of $12,910.00 and would be funded by the Water/Sewer budget in fiscal year 2020. The current computer runs on Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft and presents a risk for security issues and crashes.

The bulk of the cost of this upgrade is for software and programming. The Splashtop system will monitor water towers, usage, sewer systems, and other essential functions for the city. City Administrator Jason McPherson recommended approval of the expenditure to ensure that water and sewer operations were not interrupted by possible crash or malfunction of the current system.

The proposal was unanimously accepted by the Trustees.