January 23, 2022

Maine: Broken Water Pipe Causes “Significant Damage” to Books, Computers Inside Waterville Public Library

UPDATE Waterville Public Library to Re-Open Tuesday After Weekend Flooding (via Portland Press Herald)

From CentralMaine.com:

A broken water pipe Saturday morning caused significant damage to books, computers and furniture inside the Waterville Public Library.


[Capt. Shawn] Esler [of the Waterville Fire Dept.] said a three-quarter-inch copper water pipe burst and left 2 inches of water on the floor and damaged the ceilings in at least two rooms on the ground floor.

“There was a significant amount of damage,” Esler said. “The biggest expense is electronic devices such as computers and photocopiers; ceiling tiles, wall coverings.”

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.