For nearly 20 years, Gresham Smith’s Water + Environment team has partnered with the City of Hoover to deliver smart infrastructure solutions. So, when the city began receiving complaints about sewage backing up in a shopping center one Saturday afternoon, they called on the firm to quickly analyze and identify underlying cause.
Coordinating with multiple utilities and utility contractors, we discovered that a water main leak was the ultimate source of the problem. The leak had caused a complete structural failure in a sewer manhole, and debris was blocking the gravity sewer main. The cherry on top? It was located beneath U.S. Highway 280, one of the busiest highways in the Birmingham Metropolitan Area.
Using our strong network of local contacts and quickly mobilizing Gresham Smith’s engineering team, we completed the emergency repairs in just three weeks, quickly getting the City of Hoover and the surrounding communities flowing again.
foot deep manhole
week accelerated repair timeline
year client relationship