Yet, Britt believes the city continues to make progress. "These are old houses," he observes. "If there's a house sitting in the middle of the road, it's not like you can just move it with a bulldozer. Some of these houses might have asbestos material, so cleanup is slower. Or some of them might be contaminated from water or sewage. It's just a lengthy process."
In the meantime, the company continues to put pumps in place as cleanup operations allow. "We still have five or six lift stations to put on line, so that's five or six areas they have still not finished clearing," notes Britt. "As soon as they clear them, they're going to bring in the temporary trailers and they're going to want us to put the pumps there."
He adds, "There's still work to be done, but they're proceeding about as well as anyone could under the conditions."