Pike County, Mo. courthouse damaged by water leak

Posted: Dec. 11, 2012 11:01 am Updated: Dec. 25, 2012 12:15 pm

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- A water leak damaged seven offices at the Pike County Courthouse in Bowling Green and is estimated to cost thousands of dollars to repair.

The leak in the second-floor men's room was discovered by a county employee shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. Officials said leak was caused by a cracked plastic fitting.

About an inch of water flooded the commissioners' room and the offices of the clerk, treasurer and collector on the second floor. Water also leaked through ceilings into the first-floor offices of the assessor, University Extension and 911 service. Some electronic equipment was affected.

Commissioners said the cracked plastic fitting was less than 10 years old. Maintenance workers are checking other piping in the building for similar problems.

County employees came in over the weekend to start the cleanup. Insurance is expected to cover the damages.

No official estimate cost of the repairing the damage has been made, according to commissioners.