We had three heavy rainstorms in the month of January, my buddy and I 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 mornings.
The drainage system in the town was not made to handle that much water.
The pipe started to back up and the water wasn’t draining respectfully. The hospital was in danger of being flooded! I was one of the plumbing suppliers called to work at the commercial site. My buddy and I had to sit down 300 yards of plumbing pipe to reroute the drainage water. My crew and I worked for two mornings to sit down all of the pipes, then after the storms were over, my friend and I went back to the hospital to remove the extra drainage. It was no longer necessary if there was no flooding, but when my crew and I went back to retrieve all of the pipes, I spoke to the neighborhood manager and he told me that he wanted to get an quote to redo all of the drainage system for the hospital. The commercial plumbing task will really take a month or more if I work six mornings a week. I will certainly make more money on that task then I will the rest of the tasks 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.