Burst pipe damages Glade Run cottage
Eagle Staff Writer
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January 10, 2018

ZELIENOPLE — A broken water pipe Sunday night caused moderate damage at Glade Run Lutheran Services.

Sheila Talarico, executive director of the Glade Run Foundation, said the pipe burst in an attic in one of the cottages on the property.

She said the cottage is not currently occupied and is used for training events, camps and retreats.

It is a relatively new building that was constructed on the foundation of a 1970s cottage that was torn down.

The break, which occurred around 11:45 p.m., was a result of the subfreezing temperatures and pumped 200 to 500 gallons of water into the small building, Talarico said.

“There is moderate damage to the drywall in one stairwell and the carpet got wet,” she said. “They’re drying it out now.”

Talarico was extremely pleased with the response of the Harmony Fire District firefighters, who she said arrived within minutes after the break was discovered and stayed to provide additional assistance to maintenance staff on the scene.

Glade Run’s Zelienople location offers programs for children and young adults, including a new psychiatric rehabilitation program for adults with chronic mental health issues and a new K-12 school for children with behavioral health issues and autism.