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Columbus Government Center floods again causing damage to the building

Published: Jul. 2, 2018 at 6:34 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2018 at 9:11 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus Government Center flooded again on Monday This morning facilities maintenance staff was scheduled to do plumbing work in the Government Center. According to John Hudginson, director of inspections and codes, he says it began Saturday.

A water main malfunction causing a toilet to overrun during plumbing work. This resulted in the water having to be turned off to the building and pipes drained. Once repairs were completed the water was turned back on and the leak was repaired.

While doing this the Deputy Sheriff reported a leak in the Squad Room restroom on the fourth floor. The plumber attempted to tighten a leaking connection but the connection separated, resulting in flooding.

The water once again has to be turned off outside the building and the lines drained.

SERVPRO is now responding to the flooding and this time it's impacting the lower level floors.

The government center is still operating as normal, however, there is a lot of damage to the ceiling and floors. Officials anticipate it being the end of the year before the building is completely back up and running.

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