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.
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.
In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....
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