You know this is BS from Walmart about plumbing issues. Hat tip to Zerohedge:
Here’s more from a local CBS affiliate:
10 News called the county. Officials say they have no record of any code or permit violation at the Brandon location.
And when 10 News was at the Walmart Tuesday, there were no marked septic trucks or plumbing vehicles in the lot.
“Where is everybody if they’re supposed to be working on everything where are all the trucks?” asked shopper Melissa Dupuis.
10 News asked a Walmart spokesperson whether the five stores were built from the same design, whether they had the same contractor, anything to understand why all of them closed on the same day for “plumbing issues.”
The only thing they have in common, the spokesperson said are the highest number of plumbing incidents.
Leaving some customers to wonder “how many things have they not said. That’s scary,” said shopper Norma Espinosa.
And here’s more from a local ABC report in Florida:
BRANDON, Fla. – Employees of a Walmart in Brandon that abruptly closed Monday were among more than 2,000 employees nationwide who learned almost simultaneously they were being laid off.
In a nearly identical manner at every store, Walmart corporate officials visited the five locations, called an impromptu meeting in the back of the store and told employees that the stores would be closing that evening.
Besides Brandon, the affected locations were in Pico Rivera, Calif., Livingston, Texas, Midland, Texas, Tulsa, Okla.
“The issues mostly relate to clogs and water leaks in the plumbing – we’ve had persistent issues over the last several years,“ said a Walmart spokesperson said.
“These incidents impact the availability of water and create drainage issues for critical areas of the store which impacts our ability to serve customers,” she said.
“Normally, we do our best to avoid disrupting a store’s operations. However, given this particular store had one of the highest incidences of plumbing issues in the entire fleet and in order to reduce the costs associated with these incidents, we felt it was in the store’s best interest to invest in making the necessary improvements to resolve these issues,” the spokesperson said.
The I-Team has learned that none of the five affected stores have sought any plumbing permits for future repairs.