Flood debris collection ends in Cedar Rapids
November 25, 2009
Almost a year and a half after the floods of 2008 did enormous damage to the city of Cedar Rapids, the debris-collection period is drawing to a close
. Almost 42,000 tons of debris
were collected, according to the city. Flood-recovery efforts continue throughout eastern Iowa, and some things will, of course, never be the same. But one major change is that many communities have looked at (or already purchased) portable pumping stations
for both sanitary-sewer control and flood mitigation. Unlike power generators, which are fixed to the pump stations they serve, portable pump stations can be used anywhere a community needs them. They can be deployed rapidly and serve in a variety of functions to keep a community protected during times of emergency.
last revised November 2009