|WSSC water vault under construction|
at Lot 13 project site in Wheaton
Because several heavy pieces of construction equipment are needed to work in the excavated hole after the ramps are removed, a crane has to be brought in to lift them back up to the surface this weekend. Excavation on the project is now complete, County officials report, and the final dump truck load has been hauled away.
Workers are currently constructing a WSSC water vault, that is designed to capture runoff from the underground parking garage, including the oil and other toxic chemicals that tend to be found on garage floors. The vault skims out the oil, and then sends the water into the sewer system.