Water Damage In Heart of Town
Restoration Logistics assisted in the clean up of what can only be referred to as the 29th Street Creek Incident. A water main ruptured near 29th and Zuni on January 28th, 2017. The results…29th Street became a small creek.
A river of water flowed downhill over Interstate 25 and into the streets, parking lots, and stores in the area below after Denver Water says a 24-inch pipe burst underground. Water rushed down West 29th Avenue, hooked down 15th Street and pooled around Platte Street, flooding a parking lot next to the Natural Grocers and making its way inside the store below the grocery, Confluence Kayaks.
Restoration Logistics assisted in the water damage clean up and drying multiple residences and business that were effected. Project manager Dan Travers states there were fitness studios, restaurants and an internet marketing company to name a few.
The pipe that broke was installed in 1889, nearly 130-years ago.
The Highlands area is seeing a real resurgence of construction and gentrification activity. The amount of new construction and remodeling is in full swing. Restoration Logistics is proud to have assisted so many people and business’ in this unfortunate situation.
The direct cost of these water pipe leaks is pegged at $2.6 billion per year. And the total cost to the economy is not limited to the cost of the lost water. Beyond households, most economic activities, from hospitals and schools to factories and farms, depend on reliable access to safe water. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that, while the cumulative cost to households from degrading water/wastewater infrastructure will add up to $59 billion (in 2010 dollars) over the period between 2013 and 2020, the cost to business will be more than double that, at $147 billion.
It is clear that the country’s water infrastructure needs an overhaul and that the dollar cost of doing so is climbing rapidly. What is unclear, however, is where the money will come from. The need for infrastructure investment could mean a continued increase in water prices—which would more closely align the price of water with its value. Innovations in technology, public policy, and funding are the need of the hour. (source, Deloitte University Press)
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