The habitat at the MAWSS site has now been improved to more closely resemble a natural longleaf pine forest ecosystem.
With the success of the MAWSS conservation bank, the future looks brighter for the gopher tortoises.
The MAWSS control system has most of the lift station control logic within the RTU to minimize the number of relays.
Other safeguards used by MAWSS include heat sensors to provide SCADA alarms and shut down the motors when motor temperatures are too high, and moisture sensors to indicate when pump seals have failed.
MAWSS maintenance staff continuously monitors and analyzes the data in the computer system and visits each site on a regular basis.
Circuitry for the MAWSS lift stations provide for a delayed starting of one of the two motors after a power failure.