Archive for Saturday, September 13, 2008

Water main break sends water into Oread Inn site

A water main break floods the construction site for the Oread Inn, 12th and Indiana streets, as workers hustle to pump out the water Saturday morning. The water, which was five feet deep in the north end of the construction site, is expected to be pumped out over the next few days and will delay construction by one day.

A water main break floods the construction site for the Oread Inn, 12th and Indiana streets, as workers hustle to pump out the water Saturday morning. The water, which was five feet deep in the north end of the construction site, is expected to be pumped out over the next few days and will delay construction by one day.

September 13, 2008

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Crews on Saturday were responding to a water main break near the construction site of The Oread Inn at 12th and Indiana streets.

The break occurred overnight at the south end of the site.

"We caught it in time," said Larry "Cowboy" Wiezorek, superintendent on site for Gene Fritzel Construction. "It could have been really catastrophic."

Rain water from Oread Boulevard at the top of the site flowed over the bank. Wiezorek estimated there to be about five feet of water at the bottom of the site.

The Hawks Pointe III apartment complex east of the site was without water Saturday, but crews with the city utility department at 11:30 a.m. estimated water would be restored within an hour.

"Anytime there's a water break, there's cause for concern," Wiezorek said. "But most of our neighbors have water. Most of our neighbors are being real good about it. We're working with them, trying to be cooperative."

Wiezorek said no streets were closed due to the break. He said crews were pumping out the water and incident would set the project back by one day.

Comments

igby 6 years, 8 months ago

Insurance?Ground water is not covered!If they have a little water main break then it would be covered.Additional cost of the clean up could be thousands because the soggy dirt has too be removed away from the structure or the pouring of concrete will sometime give way or move causing possible cracking and weakeningof the structure.Why is this a big deal at all?One day delay could force their bond into overtime if it were an issue, but likely it's not. Most importantly is having a dry base to work with when pouring and setting forms.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 8 months ago

anybody check: can coaltrain/spiderman/cool account for his movements this morning??? ***the way it is written, is it a water line break, or rain or both, they've got rain sloshing down from Oread. but they've also referred to a water line break! of course coaltrain/spiderman/uncool would choose a rainy day to put the C4 along that water line. oh, is C4 green though? maybe he'd stick to a homemade bomb consisting of baking soda and vinegar!

terrapin2 6 years, 8 months ago

As far as I'm concerned that picture is worth a thousand giggles!!! Having worked at Yello Sub and Rudy's Pizzeria when it was located behind the Crossing I am disgusted at the way they are raping the hillside for their greedy needs. Guess what? Karma can be a real b....!!! Unfortunately, I'm sure the Fritzels will find a way to absorb this cost into their projected profit margins. Along with all the other cost over-runs we're likely to hear about in the future. At least they're pumping some serious cash into the local economy.

George_Braziller 6 years, 8 months ago

There was five feet of water and they are saying that it will only delay construction for one day? From the photo it looks like they are working on the parking garage and foundation for the entire monolith. There is no way that they can continue with that amount of soggy soil under the foundation until things dry out.

Deja Coffin 6 years, 8 months ago

Kinda looks like Clinton Lake. Gotta love Kansas mud puddles

JerryStubbs 6 years, 8 months ago

I went by there again this afternoon and the water is all gone from most of the structure. I don't know that water got underneath the foundation, the thing was full of water like a big swimming pool. *(the floor is already poured).They will maybe have to move some stuff around on Monday but otherwise I bet they will continue working.

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