GCET office at TD Bank reopens

Recorder Staff
Published: 2/23/2018 10:05:57 PM

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community Energy and Technology location on Main Street has reopened following a flood that closed it for about five weeks.

The GCET location, which is on the second floor of the TD Bank building at 324 Main St., was flooded following a burst pipe in January. The cost of the damage is yet to be determined, though the location is open for customers, said John Lunt, assistant to the mayor for special projects.

The location was flooded following a pipe that burst Jan. 9, around 7:15 p.m. The issue resulted in several local fire departments responding to the scene.

“A high-pressure pipe that feeds the fire system burst,” Lunt said of the January mishap. “We had four to five inches of water on the ground.”

In addition to the flooding on the second floor, Lunt said that the basement and stairwells of the building also became flooded, damaging a portion of the heating and electrical systems.

The elevators in the building were also damaged, Lunt said, and so access to the second floor is restricted through the stairwell for about a month.

However, he said that the elevators are in the process of being repaired.

According to Lunt, GCET is still assessing the damage to the second floor, as well as its contents, to determine a final insurance claim total.

The location is used to store network equipment, though “the active of the portions of the network are stored in a different location,” Lunt said, and no outages to the service were experienced during the flooding.

Lunt said that they will be testing every piece of equipment there individually, which could take between one to two months.

“There’s no way to forecast the cost,” he said.


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