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Incline governing district foots $225K bill for burst pipeline; trustees urge more investigation

Matt Renda
Tahoe Daily Tribune

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – The Incline Village General Improvement District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $225,000 payment to Granite Construction Co. for repairs the district made last August after a portion of district’s sewer pipeline burst, shutting down State Route 28 near Sand Harbor for about two days.

Horn said while IVGID will be responsible for paying the full amount, he said the Nevada Department of Transportation should be partially responsible for the damage. He said NDOT solicited a contractor to install culverts along State Route 28, and the faulty installation of one of the culverts – above the pipeline that burst in August – was responsible for the fissure.

Since the burst pipeline shut down the road, Horn said it was prudent for the district to sign a purchase order immediately in hopes of accelerating the repairs, thereby accommodating tourists, residents and other municipalities that rely on open road access throughout the Tahoe basin

Once that purchase order was signed, Horn said, IVGID forfeited the right to recoup money from NDOT.

“Essentially, a good deed cost us $225,000,” Fuller said.

However, Weinberger said if the contractor hired by NDOT is proven to be negligible, the district could recoup most or all of the money.

Horn said NDOT has refused to provide the name of the contracting company that performed the culvert installation.

“I think there is pretty good evidence the contractor is negligent… ” said Weinberger, who then urged the district to keep investigating the matter.


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