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Monday, March 28, 2011

Burst Pipe Causes Issues For Somersworth Schools

SOMERSWORTH — A plug in the Career Technical Center's heating system failed Sunday and filled the building trades lab with 170-degree water and steam, rusting much of the mechanical equipment in the room.

The full extent of the damage is unknown, as School Administrative Unit 56 is waiting on an estimate from its insurance company, although it's the second water issue in as many months for the school district.

The last issue, a middle school gym flooding during the first weekend in February, will be completely covered by insurance — a decision Interim Superintendent of Schools Bob Lister and other district officials hope will be repeated.

District Maintenance Supervisor Andy Lucier said the exact time of Sunday's burst at the CTC is unknown, as the district wasn't alerted to the issue until a fire alarm went off.

School Board member Jim Cowan described the incident as a "severe break in a steam pipe," and he estimated the steam and water was able to "run unabated for a number of hours" before the fire alarm went off.

He said there is no indication when word will come from the district's insurance company about how much will be covered or exactly how much was damaged, meaning the district just has to wait.

"We were just assigned a claim number and adjuster," he said. "(Lucier) is meeting with them and he will follow that through for us to completion."

The district has since been able to clean up the water in the room.

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