A minor flood at the Rebuild Iowa Office

Water pipes connected to a drinking fountain burst in the Wallace Building in Des Moines over the weekend, flooding the Rebuild Iowa Office. Tina Potthoff, a spokeswoman for the Rebuild Iowa Office, says it was "clean" water and they have fans and a dehumidifier running in the office today.  As you may recall, the agency was the target of lawmakers' criticism earlier this year for spending $19,000 to install new carpeting in the Rebuild Iowa Office. Today, Potthoff told Alex Heuer from Iowa Public Radio that the new carpet is fine and will not be replaced. 

Curiously, Susan Judkins – director of intergovernmental affairs for the Rebuild Iowa Office — posted a tweet on her Twitter account about the weekend incident, but that tweet about the irony of flooding in an office set up to help flood victims has been deleted. 

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.