The Arkadelphia School District has filed a negligence lawsuit against a plumbing company for alleged damages incurred during a job almost two years ago.

The Arkadelphia School District has filed a negligence lawsuit against a plumbing company for alleged damages incurred during a job almost two years ago.
According to the suit, Pearcy’s S&S Plumbing, Incorporated contacted pre-digging call center Arkansas One Call, with whom the school district is a participant. The July 2 call requested an installation of a gas line on South Clark Street in Arkadelphia.
The job was speculated start on July 7, 2014 and take two weeks to complete. That same day, Arkansas One Call marked the district’s fiber optic cable that ran east on South Clark Street.
Following the discovery of the cable, the plumbing company’s digging ensued the next day. It was here that the district alleges fiber optic cables were harmed, leaving 20 feet of it atop the ground. Service to Louisa E. Perritt Primary School was subsequently cut off.
The district responded by placing an emergency call to and ultimately hiring Camden based Go Wireless High Speed Internet (GWHSI), Inc. to rectify the cables’ damages. They were apparently repaired on July 18.
The bill included 48 $35 fiber fusion splicers, two 24”x24”x36” hand hold boxes priced at $550 each, two corning enclosures costing $290 each, four $40 corning slice trays, a $90 fiber splice prep kit and 38 man hours of labor at $115 each. With 9.0 percent sales tax at $718.20, the total came to $8,698.20.
S&S has allegedly declined the Arkadelphia Public School District’s requests, both in writing and through telephone, to pay for the damages.
The school district is requesting that judgement be granted in their favor in the amount of damages, plus interest and attorney’s fees.
S&S’ response to the allegations will be shared when it becomes available.