A water leak in a Nebraska courthouse remains a mystery more than a week after its discovery. On Sunday, May 13, water spilled into the Dodge County Courthouse, dumping four inches on important documents and equipment. Maintenance crews worked diligently through the night fixing plumbing leaks and cleaning up the mess before the offices opened the next morning.
Zoning and Building Administrator Jean Andrews told The Fremont Tribune his agency isn't exactly sure what caused the leak, but they may have an idea after noticing some deterioration on the third floor of the building.
“We’re not sure what caused it to happen other than that we think it was the third floor heat pump,” she said.
The following day, office workers continued to dry out the area using fans while crews removed ceiling tiles and pulled carpet loose to dry. Officials told the Fremont Tribune that business went on as usual and they had no issues.
Water leaks are common not only in buildings but in households, too. According to State Farm Insurance, the most common areas for water damage to occur in a home are the bathroom, kitchen and basement. If a pipe leak is spotted or a flood occurs, homeowners should contact a professional to make sure repairs are done efficiently.