In closing comments of Huston’s first General Manager’s Report to the Board, Huston advised Trustees how current flooding prompted a table-top exercise to determine MP&W’s preparation and response to a possible levee breach event.  The exercise, conducted April 9, kicked off with an overview of how the Utility plans and executes its response during an emergency. Groups representing every department of the Utility completed the exercise of planning their individual responses to various stages of a levee breach scenario. The 4-hour exercise was the largest emergency exercise conducted in over a decade.

In other action, the Board: