As if the issue’s of un-inspected units at the Lowell Housing Authority and the ongoing process wasn’t already going to be a costly do over, now comes the breaking news courtesy of the Sun
According to the story by Lyle Moran: Lowell Fire Chief Edward Pitta said the Fire Department’s fire-prevention bureau is working with the city’s Building Department to determine if the scope of the LHA rehab work undertaken reached the threshold requiring sprinklers to be installed.
The fire-prevention bureau, headed by Deputy Chief Phil Lemire, has its own internal guidelines to help it determine whether a rehab project requires sprinklers, Pitta said
My daughter came home from the Robinson today saying how cold she was at school while students on the 3rd floor were hot. According to one School official the first cold wave of the season was a challenge to some schools throughout the city:
There are some issues with the new controls system that was installed, some rooms are overheating and others underheating. We have received several calls from school staff today; some are too cold, others too hot. In addition to the controls issues, a few classrooms appear to have issues with the mechanical valves that DPW is working on. It’s been a hectic day responding to all of the heat calls given this was the first really cold weekend we have had this season. A number of schools experienced problems today.
I am hopeful that some of the regulation issues with the controls software will be rectified today and tomorrow. It is going to take a little time for the new system to regulate properly