Eighth and Walnut parking garage closes for cleaning Monday

Friday, April 8, 2011 | 10:52 a.m. CDT; updated 8:01 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 9, 2011

COLUMBIA — The parking garage on Eighth and Walnut streets will close for about a week starting at 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Maintenance crews will scrub and wash the entire garage to prepare for resealing it this summer, according to a news release from the Columbia Public Works Department. The entire garage will be blocked off.

People with parking permits for the Eighth and Walnut garage should park in the covered permit area of the Fifth and Walnut garage with their existing hang tag displayed. There are hourly spaces for visitors in the Fifth and Walnut garage, as well.

For questions, contact the Public Works Department at 874-7250.



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jim gamble May 12, 2011 | 3:20 p.m.

In regards to the Eighth and Walnut parking garage closes for cleaning...

Always check your contractors equipment. Check on the BTU's of the boiler. For Parking garage Cleaning one should have at least 850,000 BTU's. Pressure should be at 4,000 PSI and the GPM's per pump should be at least 6 GPM's.

If any of these numbers are lower, your cleaning will not be good enough to prevent possible law suites from slippage.

Also check their reclamation units. These units are necessary to meet the CWA act and / or the Sanitation Dept's. requirements. A filter GPM Output should be AT LEAST double of the combine GPM's of the pressure washers output. If not, I would supervise the contractor to make sure he is using the filtration unit correctly, for it will get clogged.

Also, notify your Local, State and Federal storm-water agencies. Advise them of the day and time of the cleaning. Inform them of the contractor as well. See if they have had issues with him in the past. Your contractor should know these inspectors quite well. The contractor should also ask for the blue prints of your facilities garage. If not, maybe you should be looking for another contractor.

Fines can be as much as 10,000 a day and 1,000 per GALLON of class II hazardous waste that is generated and disposed of illegally from your property. Filtration


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