Water damages IR’s City Hall
Several offices in the Iron River City Hall building suffered extensive damage Aug. 11 when a fitting that connected the shutoff to the toilet in the women’s restroom on the third floor cracked. Early estimates put damage at about $100,000.
IRON RIVER—Several offices in the Iron River City Hall building suffered extensive water damage in the early hours of Aug. 11.
Interim Iron River City Manager Rachel Andreski said a fitting that connected the shutoff valve to the toilet in the third-floor women’s restroom cracked and resulted in an estimated 25,000 gallons of water being released throughout the building.
The accident was not discovered until about 6 a.m. on Aug. 11 by city treasurer Kristen Meske when she arrived for work, according to Andreski.
Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo said an officer in her department performed a check of the entire building before the officer’s shift ended at 11 p.m. Aug. 10.
The incident left considerable damage to the City Council chambers and kitchen on the second floor and to the Iron County Veterans Service Office, the tax assessor’s office and the police department locker room on the basement floor.
As of Aug. 14, the damage estimate by insurance adjuster Tweedie & Associates of Marquette is just under $100,000, Andreski said.
The discovery of the damage began