Men's locker room and three showers. The current plans do not show a "mud room" so with the new building are they going to wash off outside still and then go to the locker/shower room, or will they carry the mud and dirt into the building and then the restroom and locker room?
How many linemen at a time would need this locker/shower room to clean up? Do the employees not wear rubber boots to protect them from the mud and dirt?
Ladies' locker room and two showers.
What is the cost justification for a washer and dryer?
Our linemen, technicians, and operators are provided with proper working and safety attire, including rubber and field boots. The conditions vary day to day, from job to job, especially with the weather. Our linemen are in the field every day.
A team is expected to work on situations that involve water, sometimes lots of water under pressure, sometimes underground, and almost always in the dirt. Despite having all the proper clothing and equipment, mud is everywhere, on their boots, on their clothes, in their hair, on their skin, you get the picture, but it comes with the job.
Rain or shine. Hot or freezing cold. Day or night. Weekends and holidays.
Someone has to get down there and fix a leak in a pipe. When done, they are often not a pretty sight. Our lineman and operators are aware of this and proceed without complaint, but it is essential we provide a facility for them to wash off, get clean, and put on a dry, clean set of clothes so they can go work on the next job, arriving looking like the professionals that they are.
This may happen several times a day to one team. Note that not all of our lineman and operators are male. We have females on staff and need to provide them with the same facilities.
While they are working on that next job, their muddy clothes from the last job are in the washer or dryer.