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Concrete problem forces partial tear-down of $6M pump station in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A flood control project in Cedar Rapids is facing a bit of a setback this week after having to tear-down one of the completed walls. 

The pump station in Newbo has been under construction since last year and by the time it's complete it is estimated to cost around $6 Million. 

City official say there were some voids when the concrete was poured so to ensure the structure was "high-quality" crews took down the impacted section and plan to re-pour it.

The city does not expect the problem to impact the overall timeline of the project which is set to be complete in the spring. 

It's unknown right now how much the re-pour will cost but the city says it will be up to the contractor to pay for it. 

Williams Brothers Construction Inc. is the contractor on the project. 

Once complete the station will pump 12,000 gallons per minute.

It will also have gates that close to keep the river from backing up into storm sewers. 

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