Flooding damages utilities, closing Sci-Tech building

Basement flooding has forced the closure of Watertown’s Sci-Tech Center, 154 Stone St. for many months. Jonathon Wheeler/Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — Building issues at the Sci-Tech Center on Stone Street have gone from bad to worse, forcing the closure of the building for “many months.”

On Jan. 5, Sci-Tech Executive Director Stephen A. Karon discovered up to 3 feet of water that filled the building’s basement. That issue followed a problem in October when it was discovered some concrete pieces on a sidewalk in front of the building fell from a lintel above a window. A lintel is a beam placed across the openings of windows and doors. Barriers were placed in front of the building, but it was allowed to stay open.

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