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Saturday, January 09, 2016

‘Rainy day’ at Snow Hill courthouse

There is such a thing as too much power when it comes to sewer pumps, as county officials learned in 2014, when an overhead sewer pipe burst after two five-horsepower pumps activated simultaneously and sent more … material … through the pipes than they could handle.

The result was not good and this week the county commissioners approved the replacement of all the sewage pumps at the courthouse and Government Center to avoid that sort of thing in the future.

“This event caused extensive damage in a staff break room, as the line was routed overhead and the equipment did not have alarm notification components to alert emergency responders,” Public Works Director John Tustin wrote in his equipment replacement request.


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