Equipment

Vactor 2100

This Truck is one of the most important parts of utilities Dept. it is like a giant pressure washer with a vacuum attached.  The truck is capable of pumping water to the tune of 80 gpm at 2500 psi to clean pipe and vacuum up anything you throw at it here is a list below of operations that it does and assists with.

Vactor 2100 With Positive Displacement Blower

Vactor 2100 With Positive Displacement Blower

Vactor 2100 Daily Operations

  • Cleans and maintains the sewer system
  • Thaws ice in storm and sewer lines
  • Dead wild animal clean up
  • Cleans catch basins and storm inlets
  • Helps with fixing water main breaks
  • Cleaning of storm and sanitary lift stations
  • The Vactor is also used at the Waste Water Treatment Plant

The city of Albert Lea operates two tractor backhoes

John Deere Backhoe Unloading Ductile Water Main

John Deere Backhoe Unloading Ductile Water Main

Generators

The City of Albert Lea Utilities has four portable generators and two stationary generators the portable generators are located at the garage for deployment when needed and the stationary generators are located, one at the south water plant on Margaretha and one at the main lift station at 102 James St.

 

Portable Generator

Portable Generator

Stationary Generator

Stationary Generator

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.