Friday, May 2, 2008

Water pressure system installed

Report and photo by Dennis Casebier

Tim and Alfonzo of Eagle Well Drilling and Pump Service showed up at 7:30 AM this morning and were here all day. They finished up at almost dark this evening. The pressure tank and booster pump system is completely installed.

A decision was made to reduce the number of pressure tanks from four to three. This was mainly due to the amount of space in the Pump House. Then, there was a mishap towards the end of the installation.

The system was fully pressurized when a union gave way inside the Pump House and Wooooosh! All of the water from the pressure tanks was released into the Pump House. Quite a mess. It took them a couple of hours to recover from that.

Looking forward, it is anticipated that general contractor Dan Cordova and his subconractors will recommence work on the Library/Depot this coming week.