Thursday, November 26, 2009

A.Y. Thanks Arlington County's Trades Employees

Like other Arlingtonians, Yupette has encountered Arlington's trades employees performing their physically difficult, dirty, and often-dangerous jobs. How many times have we seen employees of Arlington's Water, Sewer, and Streets Bureau repairing water mains in the winter, covered with mud? So, thank you to Arlington's trades employees for their dedication and hard work.

6 Comments:

At 26 November, 2009 , Anonymous Joan said...

I'm sorry that a County employee was killed and another hurt repairing a water main. Utilities construction and maintenance is among the most hazardous of occupations.

 
At 27 November, 2009 , Anonymous Mike said...

Many County employees have to drive 50 miles (one way) to their employment from where they live in affordable communities.

 
At 27 November, 2009 , Anonymous 22201 said...

This water main break is going to be very expensive to repair, cost may exceed $1 million.

 
At 28 November, 2009 , Anonymous Don said...

Well, if Arlington replaced its 60 year old cast iron water mains when it was supposed to they wouldn't break. Instead the $$$ goes to entertainment and reecreation.

 
At 30 November, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Arlington County were well managed all the brittle old cast iron water mains would have been replaced with ductile iron years ago.

 
At 01 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Yupette,

Nothing wrong with brittle cast iron, provided it's not subject to pressure cycles and vibration, which happens when heavy traffic causes brittle old cast iron water pipe under streets to crack.

 

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