When water leaks go undetected, they can threaten the structural integrity of a building and over time cracks, holes and even subsidence of that building may develop. The extensive damage results in costly losses and repairs. The destructive nature of a water leak is a story that First United knows all too well.
We begin the sanctuary repair process with the intention of making the roof over our heads and the floor beneath our feet safe again. Our General Contractor, Ascent Builders, also knew the importance of discovering the water leak to ensure the future stability and safety of the sanctuary.
I am so very happy to inform all of you that Superintendent Andrew Waago and his crew from Ascent Builders have discovered the water leak that has plagued the Church.
From the courtyard walk directly to the 21st gate and the leak is located in the northwest corner in the irrigation system. It has been capped off and they are working on a permanent fix to the problem. We were averaging 2,000 gallons of water per day this year and are now using around 400 gallons per day. This is a dramatic improvement and indicates normal water usage.