Our new location in Columbus is on South Lumpkin Road, and the Columbus Water Works has been repairing a 30” forced sewer main line where it failed at the roundabout. And then……the title to this story sums it up.
There was a second sewer line failure very near the entrance to our new site. Talk about timing! We were on schedule to move our first building the last week in March or the first week of April. Infrastructure repairs are a fact of life and if you have lived long enough and in enough places you have probably experienced the joy. This will delay the first building move but not the project. The Water Works knows timing is critical for us and will have three teams working to complete the repair by May 1 (weather permitting). This impacts our ability to move a building because in order for them to trench for the pipe in that particular location, space dictates they will have to put the dirt on top of the road. We will be able to continue work on the property, our construction vehicles will have access, but there will not be enough width to move a building.
Our team will be on the new site putting the footings in place for the buildings, and our movers will be getting more than one building ready to roll as soon as the road is open again. We are just thankful this nasty, stinky mess happened now before we hooked into the system.
Speaking of stinky, part of the ground work prep involves taking apart and filling in some old septic tanks. They may not have been in use recently but they continue to emit eau-de-stink.