Aug 20, 2020

Stop-Work Order Issued on High School for Storm Water Improvements

Crofton High School in Maryland has been working to correct damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.

 

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The Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits has issued a stop-work order on the remaining construction at Crofton High School, reported the Capital Gazette

The school in Crofton, Maryland has been working to correct damage from Tropical Storm Isaias when the inspection occurred.

The violations are from work behind the school and on the side closest to Crofton Park, according to Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits spokesperson Tracie Reynolds. 

Due to the recent heavy rain, the department did not issue a citation or assess a fine, reported the Capital Gazette. The inspector referenced the code violations that needed to be fixed on the stop-work order, Reynolds said. The recent storm overwhelmed ponds built to trap sediment-laden water.

According to schools spokesperson Bob Mosier, changes to address the stop-work order should be complete this week and then the work on the county’s newest high school can continue.

Before work to complete the campus can continue, the school system will need to repair and replace silt fencing, fix a sediment trap, stabilize any bare ground with hay or other materials, and correct grading, according to Reynolds.

Work to correct damage from Tropical Storm Isaias was already occurring when the inspection happened. The work to bring sediment and erosion control back into compliance should be finished next week.

“It is important to note that the initial (storm water management) ponds were constructed to county specifications and were inspected,” wrote Mosier in an email. “Absent the rain volume generated by the hurricane, we have had zero other violations or stop-work orders.”

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