Sometime between 1:34 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and 1:22 pm on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 we sustained a burst pipe in the attic of the Sanctuary building. The first indication was a high humidity alarm on TS-3 which is located in the Narthex near the door to the Nursery. The indication was 82% humidity at 1:22 pm on Wednesday the 17th. For reference, the humidity in the MMB was below 50% at the time due to the cold weather. We thought that we had the water supply turned of by around 8am on Thursday February 18, 2021, but an irrigation valve was shut, not the building water supply valve. Shutting off the water supply valve was complicated by the fact that the valve covers were under about 4-6 inches of snow and ice making them very difficult to locate. The water supply valve was finally shut off a little before midnight on Thursday, February 18, 2021 by CoCP as our Trustees found some pictures to help them locate the shutoff valve. The burst pipe probably ran for the better part of 2 days. During all of this time Williamson county was under a state of disaster declaration which urged the public to stay off the roads beginning Sunday, February 14, 2021.
On March 16, 2021 an Assessment Team, lead by a church Trustee, sorted out the damaged and undamaged hymnals, Bibles and Sanctuary chairs and filed a claim with our insurance company.