July 16, 2015 09:30

Backflow Brings Bills and Boil Orders

In Lockport, New York, a botched hydroseeding job is adding up to fines in the low thousands for Northeast Paving. The company was hired to do a hydroseeding job at the local school district and hooked up to the fire hydrant without a permit. They failed to use the proper valve on their hose, so when the pressure of the system unexpectedly reversed, the grass seed and pulp mixture was pulled into the city water lines, forcing the city to flush its system.

In addition, nearly 190 residents were asked to use bottled or boiled water for three days. No one was harmed, but Lockport officials say they will try to recoup the costs from Northeast Paving.

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