Wastewater issue resolved; Pump replaced at Lee Drive
Residents in the area of David Street in Corning can breathe a sigh of relief to finally have the pump replaced at the Lee Drive lift station. According to Water Superintendent Tracy Robinson this lift station has had issues for a long time, particularly in the past few months. For quite a while now, residents in the David Street area have been plagued by instances of wastewater issues in their yards, up around their homes and in the street for several months.
Anyone traveling David Street has had to drive through the wastewater, had sewer water splashed on their vehicles and tracked it back to their homes; not to mention the odor outdoors and inside the homes of those residing on that street. Robinson said that the lift station has been repaired and rewired several times over the past few years. “It actually messed up I guess three years ago when the panel burnt completely up on it. I rewired it once or twice.
So these are submersible pumps and that’s what I put in it and it ain’t really made for it, but it works and it works good.” This time Robinson said the actual pump that belonged on the Lee Drive lift station had burnt up and he has been making do with what he had to save money. The new pump he had ordered for it arrived from Jonesboro on Thursday, January 24. Robinson said the pump that he was putting in at the pump station was the one in that belongs in it. “You see, we had a gas powered one and unless someone is sitting here; and I’ve had nothing but pump trouble for the last three months, unless someone is sitting here, we have to come gas it up and start it again,” explained Robinson. He said Peco, the high school and L.A. Darling building also run through that pump on Lee Drive. “This will work much better. It works automatic. No one has to be here.”
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