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Pipe breaks cause $260K worth of damage at base


The cost to repair damaged water pipelines throughout the base because of an Arctic cold snap earlier this month has reached about $260,000, according to a base official.

The below zero temperatures two weeks ago caused water leaks in about 50 buildings, according to Randy Parmenter, chief of operations for civil engineering.

Burst water pipes caused a one-day closure of a child care center, and closed the civilian personnel office, the Wright-Patterson Club and Banquet Center and shut down a basketball court in a fitness center, among other impacts.

He had no information Friday of any additional leaks caused by the latest below zero degrees cold snap this week.


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