Wednesday, December 6, 2023

City of Southlake Completes Erosion Project in Southlake Glen Area

The City of Southlake recently completed the Southlake Glen Erosion Improvement Project.

When it comes to safety, the environment, and the community, it is essential to provide preventive maintenance.

The goal of the Southlake Glen Erosion Improvement Project was to protect public infrastructure by stabilizing the bank and providing adequate protection from stream erosion and consequent exposure.

Construction began in the fall of 2022 and was completed in late January 2023.

In efforts to regulate water flow, contractors installed a spillway structure, which helps to control the release of water. A stabilizing wall was installed along the side of the creek bank for extra support, and a pedestrian bridge was also installed to reconnect the trail system in Gateway Lakes Park.

“By taking these preventative measures, we can ensure safety from hazardous runoff, soil erosion, and other environmental impacts that may be caused by an exposed wastewater infrastructure,” Public Works Civil Engineer Bryan Ahumada said.

The Southlake Glen Erosion Improvement Project was a part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).


City Announces Water Transmitter Replacement Project

The City of Southlake has announced its efforts to monitor technology with the existing water meter transmitters by upgrading them to 5G technology.

Beginning Monday, August 22, the current CDMA technology will be upgraded from 2G technology to 5G technology. This project is required due to the shutdown of most 2G and 3G services.

“The City of Southlake recently partnered with Bronco Utilities to replace approximately 7,800 CDMA transmitters (2G) to LTE transmitters (5G),” Deputy Director of Public Works, Operations Jack Thompson said. “This device sends the meter reading to Southlake Water Utilities for billing purposes, and also allows customers to monitor their water usage in an easier and more efficient manner.”

These upgrades will allow customers to continue to view their water usage reports in the EyeOnWater App yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, and in 15-minute flow data increments. This data can also be utilized for leak identifications.

The replacement and upgrade of transmitters are:

  • Estimated to take between 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Not expected to interrupt water service to your home or business.
  • Not expected to affect water bills.

The project is estimated to be complete between December 2022 and January 2023, weather permitting.

For additional questions, please contact Public Works Operations at (817)748-8082 or visit us online.