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