Water line break at the Children’s Center causes over $100k in damages

SHERIDAN — A water line at the Children’s Center caused more than $100,000 in damage last month.

The line associated with an upstairs bathroom broke within the facility the weekend of Dec. 14 and was discovered by staff Monday morning.

By that time, the facility had four to six inches of standing water pooling on the upper level in a section of the building between the kitchen and the infant center.

Three classrooms along the corridor are now gutted and in the process of remodeling, ready for new drywall installation.

In the meantime, approximately 30 children who would have been kept in the classrooms are relocated into the facility’s basement, which has been modified to accommodate the center’s operational needs.

Water from the upper level of the building did run down into the basement, but floor drains prevented significant damage on that level.

The groups of children relocated are 2 and 3-year-olds.

Damage estimates provided by the center’s insurance company price the damage at more than $102,000, though center estimates were slightly lower at $98,364. The cost of the repairs will be covered by the center’s insurance, minus a $1,000 deductible.

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