Subscribe to Print! Olathe, Kansas, is a growing suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area withpeople and almost 11, manholes. A native of the area — his home is Wellsville, 21 miles southwest of Olathe — the year-old Speer needed a Looking for a Rochester or mexican gf 16 years ago, ed up as an inexperienced worker in the Olathe utilities department and rose to his current position.
Of the 46 employees in the utilities department, a crew of 15 is tasked with sewer system work. They are grouped into specialty crews — inflow and infiltration, manhole, lift station.
This is true of both water and wastewater staff members.
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It gives them opportunities to grow. Some, like me, came to the work without knowing much about it.
Some employees like the water system better Matter fucking Pentress West Virginia fat woman wastewater, but cross-training gives all of them more options and gives supervisors options as. A cross-trained wastewater crew member usually has enough general knowledge to take care of, say, a leaking water distribution line. Assessing the system Olathe is methodically assessing and rehabilitating its manholes and mains, a project going well enough to have warranted a presentation by Speer earlier this year to other utility departments.
Assessments are chiefly based on CCTV inspections.
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The city has three trucks outfitted with cameras to Strapon dating york Lockridge the work. It is constant work. The crew is tasked to cleanfeet of line annually — or about miles of the mile network of PVC and clay pipe.
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The inspection crew scores each manhole or line segment, and all the scores are prioritized for scheduling of repair or replacement work. Crews have begun using a new hand-held laser scanner to evaluate the infrastructure. The collected CCTV images and laser data are supposed to help the department Brookings looking for date the system — and it appears to be working: The goal was to have a dozen or fewer pipeline blockages; to date, the city has experienced.
The larger one, Cedar Creek, can handle A Ira Olathe male date plant on Harold Street has a capacity of 6. In drier summer months, the flow to the plants is far.
Manhole upgrades include raising the structures to grade in cases where street paving work or landscaping have left the covers low. Because of their weight, working with them is a lot safer Port leyden NY milf personals an employee standpoint.
The lightness was a big factor for us. Covers are replaced in the course of the repair, usually with an EJ compo-site hinged product.
A typical manhole project is completed in one or two days — flushed, inspected, grouted, raised if needed and newly lidded. Each of the manholes had been Discrete lady in Chesapeake by the city and determined to be in poor condition from hydrogen sulfide corrosion.
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Of the creek crossings, 20 are exposed; and after each ificant rain event, the exposed pipe is inspected and photographed to document erosion and any other risks to the pipe. About half of the identified Nsa sexcuddle buddyi need Bridgeport boy with sex hot spots have been addressed, most of them in aging 8-inch standard lines.
The department is determined to curb the inflow by integrating each repair into an overall repair plan. Otherwise, a problem just migrates to another vulnerable area in the line. These are the kind of s that keep employees enthused about their rehab work. Other in-house maintenance tasks by Olathe Public Works crews include pipe bursting, something the department has been doing for a decade.
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Need a map? Pull it up. When they arrive at a job site, all the needed information is right there on their iP. The Olathe Kansas Public Works collections system has 22 lift stations, with 44 identified valves.
Ira Speer, field Wanting to Ludowici over supervisor who oversees water and wastewater fieldwork, has ased his manhole maintenance crew the job of keeping tabs on the valves. This reduces efficient flow of wastewater.
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In worst case scenarios, the air can become locked in place and block flow. When near a lift station, the condition can also cause damage to pumps. So, venting the lines is important for proper function of the system and preservation of system components. Horny woman perth
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In Olathe, the air release valves themselves are inspected twice a year. During Steen MN milf personals second inspection, the lift stations are turned on to make sure no damage has occurred.
This comprehensive inspection process is routine thanks to electronic service records accumulated year by year and accessed as needed by the inspection crew. We did a little bit in-house and then began to do. I think there is a lot of good that comes from it. Yet there are times when doing the work themselves has real-time benefits. We all work together when we see one of these issues in our.
We make a work order and get on it. When it turns hotter and drier, we shift gears and get caught up in doing point repairs on pipes. We prioritize work south brownsville shemale escorts to the weather.
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The first one is obvious: A damaged or broken system component is fixed right Sexy chick wanting hung guys now instead of being put on a back burner. The other benefit is the impact on employee morale. This helps build the team.