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Aquatic center opening faces delay

May 3, 2011

Construction crews continue to work on the new Big Spring Aquatics Center at Comanche Trail Park. According to city officials, the contractor in charge of the non-pool portions of the project likely won’t make the city’s May 28 deadline for completion. (HERALD photo/Thomas Jenkins)

If contractors working on the new Big Spring Aquatics Center at Comanche Trail Park seem hurried, it's no wonder, as city officials currently speculate the project will most likely miss its May 28 completion date.

Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said a problem with materials has the project's contractor — excluding work on the pool itself — showing concern his crew may not be able to meet the deadline.

“The contractor has shown me a little bit of concern for the first time in the process (about making the deadline),” Darden said. “The main reason is some of the material got here very late, mainly the block for the building. There was some communication between the contractor that's running the job — with the exception of the pool, which is being handled by Neuman Pools — and the block didn't get ordered. This isn't your standard block, so you can't just go grab it at the hardware store. So, it's going to be very, very close.”

Darden said it wouldn't necessarily be impossible for the contractor to make up the lost time, although it's highly unlikely at this point in the project.

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If the city is going to limit

May 4, 2011 by arielann2010 (not verified), 4 years 17 weeks ago
Comment: 44

If the city is going to limit water on people then why are they building a water park? I mean come on now. It's Big Spring do they really think they will make a lot of money off of it? We dont even have the population for that.


May 3, 2011 by Bobcat1953 (not verified), 4 years 17 weeks ago
Comment: 43

can anybody else see a problem here ! The city is telling us when we can water , when we can't water , what day's we can & can't wash our car's . And just all round telling us how to use the water we pay for because we are in a drought. BUT we can fill a pool with millions of gallon's of water ! maybe if the drought gets real bad we can drink the pool water . now is not the time to open a Aquatic Center ! not until there is no restrictions on our water usage !!!!

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