ST. LOUIS, Mo (KMOX)- A water main break at the St. Louis County Health Department’s main facility located in Berkley may cost between $200,000 to $300,000 in repairs.
“One of the fire sprinkler pipes burst sometime on Saturday spraying a substantial amount of water into parts of the building,” says Dr. Gunn, director of the St. Louis County Health department.
County Executive Charlie Dooley told KMOX that he has visited the facility and that a majority of the water has been removed. He explained the water was at least three inches at one time. Dooley does not think that any of the files were damaged.
“As I looked at it, there might be one or two pieces of equipment…we’re not sure, but we don’t think it’s extensive,” says Dooley.
The facility is closed to the public until all repairs have been made. All services have been temporarily moved to other departments. According to the department all dental, medical and W.I.C. services have been relocated to the North Central Community Health Center at 4000 Jennings Station Rd. Patients that have appointments, will be contacted by staff about any changes.
“Despite the inconvenience of having our main facility down for repairs, the Saint Louis County Department of Health is determined to continue providing the excellent public health services that county residents expect,” said Dr. Dolores J. Gunn, director of the department.
For additional information, the public can visit their website at: (http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/Health/DOHNewsroom2014)