Did you know that Waseca County has an Emergency Preparedness Team that meets on a regular basis?
It has existed for over 10 years and is currently organized by your Waseca County Emergency manager, Denise Wright. The Team meets monthly and is made up of county-wide public safety professionals and critical emergency response staff, including: Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Public (sometimes private) Utilities, Hospital, Federal Prison, Public Health, Schools, and others. This team works on drills, exercises, tabletops, disaster response, disaster mitigation, and other disaster preparedness topics. Countless hours go into preparedness, but rest assured, there are a lot of people working hard on this behind the scenes.
We share this with you because of yesterdays presenter, Carl Sonnenberg, the Director of Waseca Utilities. Mr. Sonnenberg presented to the Emergency Preparedness group regarding The City of Waseca Water and Waste Water Preparedness and Emergency Response along with their daily operations, making sure homes and businesses can operate fully and efficiently. The presentation was outstanding and gave the group a new understanding and insight to his departments operations, especially when emergencies arise or critical infrastructure is at risk. The information provided and the response that occurs when situations arise is simply amazing. It certainly was a reminder to Thank these folks for the hard work and dedication they provide. During the last few months of saturated soils, Water and Waste Water staff worked countless hours 24/7 to monitor and maintain operations so residents can continue their day to day routines. Carl is a true asset and wealth of knowledge and we Thank him and all the City staff that work behind the scenes to keep things going.