Text Alerts Coming to a Phone Near You

A system to bring information to Hennepin residents’ smartphones is coming to the village.

The village council voted for a year contract for a text message notification system on Wednesday night.

Residents who opt into the service will be updated in the event of water main breaks, severe weather alerts, boil orders, street work, upcoming event notifications and more, council member Quentin Buffington explained after the meeting.

Buffington said multiple people could be given access to send the notifications; residents choose to opt in for service, which will be easy to do. Messaging rates apply to the user; for example, if a resident pays per text message on his cell phone, he would be charged for the text updates from the village. 

The service will cost the village about $40 a month.

Source: News Tribune