Remote job sites by their very nature present a few more challenges than others: mobilization is slower, and subcontractors and supplies often aren’t as readily available. And if they’re in the mountains, colder temperatures and snow – sometimes lots of snow – are a given.
CGRS Environmental Services team members regularly work in those conditions. But they have faced an unexpected challenge while at a remote mountain location in southeastern Colorado: while all CGRS team members have remained healthy, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult than usual to count on permits, subcontractors, equipment and supplies.
The team has remained flexible while following recommendations for social distancing and should complete the remediation system installation – on budget – in early May.
The site in a Costilla County town consists of a plume covering approximately 40,000 square feet, including the source property, two off-site properties and the surrounding right-of-way. Because the source site is small and congested, CGRS received permission from one of the off-site property owners to stage its materials and equipment on their site.