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December 31, 2013

Water leak springs at Fair & Expo Center

DUNCAN — The office staff at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center were met with less than favorable conditions Monday as a water leak invaded several rooms of the fairgrounds office building.

Fair & Expo Center Director Mike Anderson said the water leak was the result of an issue with the hot water heater. The water to the water heater was shut off, and water was restored to the office building.

“It was probably leaking for a couple of days,” Anderson said about the leak.

Wet vacs were put near the site of the leak to suck up water as quickly as it was leaking. A fan was put in the building’s conference room to help dry the carpeting.

Anderson said the water leak didn’t impact the work of the employees, although it did cause a minor inconvenience.

“We’re still going,” he said.

The water leak not only caused flooding in the area of the water heater, but also leaked into the conference room and into the main fairgrounds office.

Anderson said he isn’t sure if the carpeting will have to be replaced, but said it was a poor way to start the last Monday before the end of the year.

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