For quite some time, a contractor has sparked my interest. Severn Trent had vans in the 11th Ward. Chicago Department of Water Management has open ended contracts that make it difficult to monitor. (By design). While we will get into this subject in detail in the future, one company has certainly been under the microscope. Severn Trent has made it into my all time list of sludge as the company is non-union and provides plumbing services. Plumber’s Local 130 has failed to watch these rascals and the company has been bought out by ADS Environmental Services. This Boston based company needs a closer look and will get one. I need to know, why Plumber’s Local 130 is not attempting to Unionize this company. According to Anna of the ADS company, you do not need a Licenced Plumber to complete the skills as required by Illinois Plumbing Code. Business as usual. Photo by Patrick McDonough.