At the July 25 Airport Committee Meeting, Greenville Mid Delta Airport Director Samuel Washington discussed the recent updates with the repairs taking place at the airport and modifying the rental agreement with Vector Disease Control.
The drainage crew has all but seven drainage pipes left to install. The pipes help remove drainage from the terminal.
When the city gets a big overflow of rain, Washington said the water gets drained into the nearby Deer Creek, which backs up toward the airport and flows into the parking lot.
The work on this project started November 2018.
The new pipes will help to keep the water from flowing back up.
“We hope by getting these installed, we won’t have as much water coming back up,” Washington said.
Potable Water Lines
The airport is also getting new lines to stop the leaks on their main line. The new lines will help tie the system together.
Washington said they will be able to reroute water from the problem area and be able to take care of the problem without shutting the whole system down. When problems occurred in the past, the airport would have to shut the whole water system down, which could take a long time.
The potable water lines began to be installed in summer 2018.
Both projects are set to be completed by the end of August.
Rental with Vector Disease Control
Washington discussed modifying the rental agreement the airport has with Vector Disease Control. Vector Disease Control is trying to go from two locations to one.
Washington said they currently have one location at the airport, which is an office space and a hanger space.
Modifying the agreement will help them move the employees of the current location to the airport location. They are going to move all of their maintenance equipment and aircraft from the airport to another location outside the state.