TOWN OF ALDERSONPOST OFFICE BOX 179CITY BUILDING—202 SOUTH MONROE STREETALDERSON, WEST VIRGINIA 24910TELEPHONE (304) 445-2916NEWS RELEASE - 8-6-2018
Contact: Mayor Travis Copenhaver 304-445-2916 / Margaret Hambrick 304-646-2439
Town Maintenance CrewFor those who criticize and talk about how “town guys just ride around all the time” today Steve contacted me at 3:00 to say we had a major problem at the water plant Sewer lift station. Oddly enough a hole developed in a place we had repaired after the flood that would be close to where those lines would run to the main trunk line from that lift station a couple of days ago.Bob Rhodes, Steven R Trent, myself, Zack and Rick Burns dropped plans on Sunday to keep peoples toilets from backing up. Bypass pumping the lift station to the next manhole. These guys are dedicated to their jobs and the town they serve. Way more than they get credit for.Part of this work involved pulling a pump and dealing with the nastiest of nasty sewage in hot muggy weather. I will post a video of the effects of non-flushable wipes soon.As a result we dug at the area of the hole to find the problem, a dropped line. Now to await miss utility to come mark the area so it can be dug further to fix the problem that runs close to the high voltage buried lines to the water pumps at the river.Dangerous work, nasty, work, and hard work! I appreciate everyone on my team in Alderson. They continuously go above and beyond to help us all. Four and a half hours later, we all get to go home.