We had three heavy rainstorms in the month of january.
We haven’t had that much rain in 15 or 20 years.
The ground was dry and all of the water ran off into the creeks. Roads were flooded and people were stuck in their homes for days. The drainage system in the city was not made to handle that much water. The pipe started to back up and the water wasn’t draining properly. The hospital was in danger of being flooded. I was one of the plumbing contractors called to work at the commercial site. We had to lay down 300 yards of plumbing pipe to reroute the drainage water. My crew and I worked for two days to lay down all of the pipes. After the storms were over, we went back to the hospital to remove the extra drainage. It was no longer necessary if there was no flooding. When my crew and I went back to retrieve all of the pipes, I spoke to the town manager and she told me that she wanted to get an estimate to redo all of the drainage system for the hospital. The commercial plumbing job will easily take a month or more if I work six days a week. I will probably make more money on that job then I will the rest of the jobs that I do this year. The plumbing contract at the hospital is one of the biggest that I have ever had and I will likely need to hire extra crew members to complete the work on time.