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JudgeHolden
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What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Forget about the politics and finger pointing for a moment.

If you were project engineer with a reasonable budget (and your own hand picked staff), what would you do?
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dragginass
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Fix the broken pumps. Profit.


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Placebeaux
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
reddit link to pdf

looks to be a request from 2011 to fix the power plant for the pumps. I guess Mitch scrapped it.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
What was the rfq for? Replacing/repairing what they already had or building new shit?


JudgeHolden
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
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Placebeaux


Saw that. Interesting. Looks like it would increase the power of the turbines that generate the electricity refit some of them. Would that solve the problem?


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Drew Orleans
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Venice


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JudgeHolden
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
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What was the rfq for? Replacing/repairing what they already had or building new shit?


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baseballmind1212
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Perform routine maintenance and not buy pumps from a politically active (and only) vendor in the area. Oh, and find people who actually have the knowledge and background to ensure said pumps and turbines we're in working order.

Pretty common sense to me.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Yea ok Mitch probably laughed when he saw the bids for that job

Just putting in a 15MW turbine was probably a big enough bill to make him round file them all.


JudgeHolden
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
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Perform routine maintenance and not buy pumps from a politically active (and only) vendor in the area. Oh, and find people who actually have the knowledge and background to ensure said pumps and turbines we're in working order.


Ok. So it's operational problems, not a design flaw? Not arguing with you, just trying to really understand what the problem is.

I get that moving tons of water in a short time isn't easy. But it seems to me that the laws of mechanics and hydraulics have not changed much in a hundred years. I'd think they would have it figured out.


JudgeHolden
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Looks like that budget was going to be $141,175,000.

Did NOLA get the money and not use it? Or did the FEMA money for this one not come through?


MBclass83
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Close all exits on Baton Rouge interstates and fill hole with dirt.


PrivatePublic
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Find another job where I'm not expected to pump out the equivalent of a swimming pool with a few water guns.


JudgeHolden
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
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Close all exits on . . . interstates


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MBclass83
Baton Rouge


This checks out.



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JudgeHolden
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
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Find another job where I'm not expected to pump out the equivalent of a swimming pool with a few water guns.


This is legit what I am trying to figure out. Is it undercapacity in the system, or some other design problem? Or is it just impossible?


Placebeaux
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
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Did NOLA get the money and not use it? Or did the FEMA money for this one not come through?


A lot of that money was........missing. Maybe Ray Nagin knows.


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BottomlandBrew
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
The problem isn't just with the pumps. It's with everything. You have to minimize reliance on pumps, which means you have to slow/stop subsidence, which means you have to accept a new stormwater paradigm that radically changes the urban design of the city. It isn't just an engineering problem. It's a societal acceptance problem too.

GNO Urban Water Plan
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Engineer
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Turn the sun down a bit to stop the global warming causing this.


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GeauxWrek
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
Need remove more statues first


shawnlsu
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping?
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Close all exits on Baton Rouge interstates and fill hole with water.


FIFY

Just let that cesspool fill up already


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