MIDLAND, Va. – With torrential rains making headlines across the country over the summer, many in public works sector have been confronted with the flooding of key infrastructure. For the rest, these events provide a wake up call: flooding can happen anywhere, and can happen in the blink of an eye.
Officials working at refineries, petrochemical plants and in public works in the Houston area have also had to consider the possible effects of wind, along with the floodwaters. Several recent projects highlight their efforts to safeguard their public works infrastructure from the ravaging effects of flood waters, resulting from tropical weather or otherwise.; Projects at the City of Houston Simms Bayou waste water treatment plant and the Enterprise gas pumping station demonstrate officials’ commitment to keeping infrastructure up and running, even in the worst of weather conditions.