After a waterline break at Pine Middle School flooded nearly the entire first floor, Washoe County school officials are scrambling to come up with a contingency plan. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.
Maintenance crews discovered that a 4-inch valve disconnected above the cafeteria on Saturday, inundating the school with water while students were out on holiday break.
Chief facilities management officer Christopher Cobb listed the damages.
“Buckled floors … you have tile throughout the building that’s all popping. Those are old tiles, old materials where they used to be asbestos containing, so you have to do all the restoration under abatement and containment. So 95 percent of the flooring in this school will have to be redone.”
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