Richmond City Council discussed plans to map all of the City’s sewer systems, manholes, and lines during a work session Tuesday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Ron Brohammer:

Ron Brohammer

“Essentially, everything that the City owns or has will be on this map. And you’ll just be able to click on the computer and bring up whatever it might be,” said Brohammer, “A waterline, a wastewater line, a manhole. The streets will be on, what kind of street a particular surface is and when it was last surfaced. That sort of thing. So this is really ‘now’ technology, and it’s going to be very helpful to us.”

They plan to undertake all the mapping of the sewer systems, manholes, and lines this year. The contract approved is with Midland GIS, out of Maryville.

“This is kind of a work in progress. We’ve been working with them for a number of years, and also in conjunction with Ray County. Ray County has the base map, and we are kind in a partnership agreement with them. And we’ll do various overlays for the City. The wastewater system, the water system, eventually that will all be mapped.”

The City has been working on their GIS mapping for the past three years, and it will be a few more before everything is completed.