Water break shuts down RECPlex

FTLComm - Tisdale - Friday, December 4, 2009

The town was aware that it was losing water, a lot of water but looking over Tisdale's streets for a break turned up nothing as the search went on in earnest throughout Thursday. Early Friday morning it became abundantly clear where all the water was going and why it was not seen flowing in the streets.

The large eight inch water line that its the main supply of water for the RECPlex complex had ruptured just outside the east side of the building. Instead of pouring out onto the surface the water surged under TMSS in the crawl space that exists beneath the auditorium, the classrooms and all new portions of the extensive structure. The water filled the area up to six feet deep.

The school and all other operations in the building were concluded immediately and work began to fix the damaged water line. By 4:30 the outside work was finished up but the vast amount of water under the building is certainly apparent as you could notice the humidity in the building and the musty smell from that much water and that much gravel. It is not known as to what kind of damage to electrical curcuits and systems has occured or a time line for effecting repairs. As Friday came to a close it is not known if school will open on Monday.

Timothy W. Shire

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