Florence Bain Senior Center closes after pipe breaks

January 13, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A broken sprinkler pipe in the ceiling of an exercise room has forced the Florence Bain Senior Center in west Columbia to close "for at least the next two days," said Susan Rosenbaum, deputy director of the Howard County Department of Citizens Services.

No firm date for reopening had been scheduled.

Rosenbaum said the pipe broke about 3 p.m. Sunday, releasing 35,000 gallons of water into the 20-year-old center, where water was at least "several inches deep," Rosenbaum said.

The cause of the broken pipe was not known. The building is undergoing a major renovation, but Rosenbaum said the problem was not related to the work. No estimate of damage was available, she said.

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