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June 29, 2018 -
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An insurance settlement offers institutional and commercial facilities a lesson in the need for careful planning and preparation prior to paint and coating applications. A Missouri county recently reached an insurance settlement with a contractor that damaged government and private property with overspray while painting a water tower, according to the Hannibal Courier-Post. Marion County, Mo., reached the insurance settlement as a result of the contractor damaging more than 60 vehicles and five county structures with paint overspray while painting a water tower in July 2017. After pushing back on the initial settlement offer from the contractor's insurance company, the county will receive a check for $12,000 to clean up the county buildings affected by the paint. The two sides had reached a settlement of $3,750 to address the paint damage to the county vehicles. In 2016, The Palmyra Board of Public Works launched a $4.5 million upgrade of the city's water towers, sewer mains, and water meters, as well as upgrades to power generation and distribution systems. This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management.