Sod Delay Upsets Homeowner

The health hazard has been removed but an Omaha couple wants an E-P-A contractor to get the lead out laying down sod.

Lynae Hanson said, “Why wouldn’t the sod come right in behind the excavation. We don’t understand.”

The Hanson’s backyard has been a muddy mess lately because the lead removal took place about 10 days ago. John Hanson said, “They excavate my yard and no sod and they won’t give me an answer when. They just say they’re behind due to the weather.”

After recent rains, mud from the Hanson’s yard flows down to a sidewalk running along the next door neighbor’s house. An elderly couple live there. The 85 year old neighbor, responding to the question if she wishes sod would be put in soon said, “hell yes, wouldn’t you if you lived next door to a mud hole.”

The Hanson’s front yard is soja grass and that’s what they want in the back. However the E-P-A contractor said heat last week may have killed the sod rolls in borught in then and recent rain caused more delay.

After a call from Six On Your Side E-P-A Project Supervisor Dan Garvey inspected the Hanson’s yard. Garvey said, “We’re trying to be responsive to your concerns.” We’re talking to the contractor group to see how fast we can get this yard sod.”

That may involve laying down bluegrass temporarily then coming back with soja grass next week when a shipment is brought to Omaha from Oklahoma.

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