County offices awash in toilet water

Jack Lattajlatta@civitasmedia.com

June 13, 2013

PRESTONSBURG — Industrial strength drying apparatus were brought in this week after an overnight leak at the Floyd County Courthouse Annex turned into a deluge which forced several offices to relocate.

Judge Executive R.D. “Doc” Marshall said Tuesday that a leak in an upstairs restroom of the Floyd County Annex was caused after a flush valve in a toilet burst.

“The whole side of it just split,” Marshall said, “and it just kept running for hours.”

According to Marshall, the water began pouring out last Thursday after employees had left for the day, and was only discovered the next morning when they were greeted with over six inches of water in the downstairs offices.

Marshall says that the water damaged a lot of the rooms downstairs, including Drug Court offices and the county’s 911 office.

Industrial strength drying units were brought in Monday to help suck the moisture out of the walls and floors of the building. In the meantime, drug court offices and 911 have been relocated.