Duck River Damn Diagnosed As Leaker; Cullman Utilities Board Files Litigation

by | Jul 29, 2017 | Business, City, City News, County, County News, Cullman, Cullman City, Interviews, Politics, Videos

Dale Greer, Director of the Cullman Economic Development Agency met the press Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm in his organizations conference room.

Greer explains the lawsuit filed at 3 pm today in Cullman County Circuit Court by JACKSON & WILLIAMS representing the THE UTILITIES BOARD OF THE CITY OF ALABAMA versus CH2M HILL ENGINEERS, INC., ASI CONSTRUCTORS, INC. and WESTERN SURETY COMPANY.

The essence of the litigation claims the three parties listed above are/were negligent in providing a finished dam product at the Duck River Reservoir that operates to original design specifications.

Specifically, the Duck River Reservoir which filled during the Christmas Day Flood of 2015 has consistently exhibited more water seeping through the drains and the DAM ITSELF than the original engineering design allowed.

The suit effectively alleges the Duck River Dam has been diagnosed by multiple outside engineering firms as a seeping leaker that the construction company refuses to fix, the engineering company won’t sign off acknowledging full completion, and the insurance/surety company will not cover.

You can view the entirety of the press conference in the video below. City of Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs joined the press conference near the end:

Greer has assurances from the engineering firms above that there is no major structural issue, or threat that the flaws will lead to a failure of the dam.

 

You can examine all forty-pages of the complaint filed by the Utilities Board of the City of Cullman Alabama by clicking on the image below:

Duck River Reservoir Dam

image by Cullman Today

Duck River Damn Diagnosed As Leaker; Cullman Utilities Board Files Litigation

Timothy Collins

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