Last Sunday, several pumps, control panels, and accessories that were meant to be part of the new municipal pool that is currently being built on Emek Zvulun were stolen.
During the pool's construction, the machines, pipes, control panels, and several different accessories were stored in the basement. Some of these accessories were even ordered from Spain and Italy, and were brought to Israel via the Mediterranean sea by the project's contractor. Now many of these parts have been stolen, including the main spin pump, the suction pump for filtering, an immersion pump, and a disinfection system including a dosing pump, controller, turbidity meter and alert controller. The head contractor filed a police complaint following the events, and the case is currently under police investigation. The thieves also disconnected a spinning pump, but they were seemingly interrupted and abandoned their operation at the site.
Doron Barack, the CEO of the Economic Company, said that this instance has no financial ramifications on the municipality or on the Economic Company, who are in charge of the municipal pool and sports center. This particular instance falls under the responsibility of the site's contractor and of the insurance company that he works with. The robbery will, however, likely postpone the date of the pool's opening, and it will soon become clear how much time will be needed to make up for the various supplies that have been stolen (including ordering new parts from abroad).
The Economic Company, in cooperation with their operating consultants, are trying to put together a temporary action plan for the pilot period in order to reduce the event's effect on the calendar as much as possible, and open the pool to the general public.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010