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Lean Water Work?

Denver Water sent us a letter back in October about upcoming road closures, then delayed it a month.

They moved in a bunch of equipment one week. Then over a week later they jumped into action to install part of a new pipeline  just before a big snow storm.

Then it was cold for a week. Then they did another day’s work. Not working today.

Not exactly one-piece flow.

There are two dump trucks and three backhoes and bulldozers sitting around while all this is going on. Couldn’t this equipment be useful somewhere? Seems like a lot of inventory sitting idle.

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Meanwhile the neighborhood traffic has to snake through one lane.

Isn’t there a way to lean this kind of construction work?

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