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PATAPSCO Pumping Station

J.S. Held expands Surety Practice in Western United States with the acquisition of Benchmark Consulting Services.

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At a suburban 80 million gallon-per-day sewage pumping station, a 42" force main header failed, inundating the entire station with raw sewage. This caused damage to electrical, mechanical, and pumping infrastructure.

Temporary piping, pumps, and appurtenances were quickly assembled to bypass the station while repairs were undertaken over a period of six months.

The Insured utilized the opportunity to make improvements to the facility, allowing for future expansion and flexibility.

Halthorpe, MD

J.S. Held was brought in to estimate the extra expenditures and permanent repairs.

Additionally, we calculated an appropriate period of restoration for repairs associated with the loss only as significant extra expenses were being incurred daily for fuel, pumps, piping, and line stops. We also separated out the betterment to the facility and costs associated with the improvements.

The total project value was approximately $4 million.

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