Yesterday, I was back at the construction site for HAFB’s future Child Development Center. Thanks to the rainstorms that pelted the Tularosa Basin over the past week, the CDC construction area had become a huge pool of mud. I had to use caution to not get stuck. In addition to the earthwork taking place (they had to re-dig some of the interior footings them were ruined by the rain), they also had to take pH samples from the fire hydrant to determine if they had acceptable levels of chlorine particles.

The ideal is to have less than 0.5 ppm (parts per million), but as you can see in the above photo, we’re closer to about double that.

We decided to “flush out” the system again today. And by flush, I mean have a water truck pump thousands of gallons of water through it to clean out all the pipes!