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Crown Point makes emergency repairs to 2nd lift station

Updated: July 30, 2013 7:49AM



CROWN POINT — Emergency repairs on a second lift station in four months to experience failing pipes have been approved.

The Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday approved emergency repairs to the lift station at Waterside Crossing after it was discovered the pipes were leaking and cracked.

City Engineer Tris Miles said Grimmer Construction of Highland was called Monday to install an emergency cut-off valve and bypass to temporarily fix the problem.

Miles said the Waterside Crossing lift station is experiencing the same problems encountered in Fashion Terrace in March. Both lift stations were installed around the same time using a material for the pipes that has since been determined to not work.

“This is the only other lift station in the city with that material,” Miles said.

Hasse Construction of Hammond repaired the Fashion Terrace lift station. Miles said Grimmer was able to respond sooner than Hasse could to make the temporary repairs at Waterside.

Miles said the work is not to exceed $25,000 because it is uncertain what workers will find when they clear the pipes. He expects the cost was expected to be between $10,000 and $15,000. Board of Works members awarded the emergency repairs to Grimmer Construction.



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