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Halthorpe, Maryland

PATAPSCO Pumping Station

J.S. Held was retained on behalf on the Municipality's Insurers.

At a suburban 80M gallon-per-day sewage pumping station, a 42'" force main header failed inundating the entire station with raw sewage damaging 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. We estimated the extra expenditures and the permanent repairs.

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

The total project value was approximately $4M.

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