We’ve all seen it in movies…prison inmates sneaking cigarettes and other contraband from one person to another while guards are not looking; and while these scenes from cinema may be highly dramatized, the reality is that goods do get smuggled throughout prisons and correctional facilities. One correctional facility located in the Great Plains region had to deal with the very real consequences of smugglers’ tape being flushed down toilets.The Challenge
While there is great effort made to restrict the flow of contraband throughout a prison, this correctional facility struggled to keep unwanted materials from entering the sewage system. Tape, pieces of cloth, and other evidence of contraband smuggling were being flushed through the septic system and made their way into a wastewater sump located outside of the correctional facility.
Baseball — it’s America’s national pastime. An outing to the ballpark is steeped in traditions encompassing everything from food and drink — peanuts and Crackerjack, hot dogs, and of course beer — to singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the 7th Inning Stretch. The game can conjure up memories of simpler times or just provide a fun way to pass a few hours on a warm summer night.
Annual baseball operations run from approximately March through November, but the stadium also hosts other events. For example, in early 2016 the field was covered for a while by a skating rink to host outdoor college and professional hockey games.
Although attending a baseball game may teleport you back to simpler times, many aspects of stadiums’ physical structures have advanced significantly in recent years — often hidden behind the scenes, and even underground.
Goforth Williamson Inc. provides pumps, pump repair, and field services to industrial and municipal markets in the Southern United States. Over the past few years, GWI has completed several pump repairs for a company specializing in building maintenance services. This facility maintenance company supports a major Atlanta-based airline by performing maintenance services for the airline’s hangar. Not only does the facility maintenance group clean 6,000 aircraft each month, they are also responsible for maintaining the lift station located inside the airline’s hangar.The Challenge
In August 2015, the chopper pump operating in the hangar’s wastewater sump failed. The facility maintenance group sprang into action, pulled the pump out of the sump, and sent it to the GWI pump repair center for inspection.