IMPROVED FLOOD PROTECTION COMING TO NEW ALBANY –
The City of New Albany is improving flood protection by adding self-contained backup power to our main pumping station.
“Flood protection for the City of New Albany has always been a priority for me,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. “This effort will further protect life and property in our River City.”
During our last flooding event, flood pumps were removing 300,000 gallons of water per minute from the city. Backup power is an added safety feature which puts New Albany’s flood protection ahead of other communities.
This addition was approved at last week’s Flood Control District Board meeting. The new power system runs on diesel fuel and will be able to keep flood control powered up and fully operational even during a grid power outage.
Recent weather models predict increased rainfall over the next few decades for the Midwest.