Board member Lee Berman has provided a few more details about the emergency repair of the laundry room in building 4.
Apparently the first sign of trouble was raw sewage leaking into the pump room. The leak was traced back to pipes underneath the laundry room. After excavation was started, it was revealed that leaking sewage had washed away some of the sand and earth supporting the laundry room’s reinforced concrete floor, necessitating its replacement.
According to Lee, the board was recently informed that the cost of repair will be north of $200,000.
So far unknown is whether sewer pipes under any of the other three buildings are suffering from the same problem.