Waterflow has become an issue in a centryold courthouse (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Water-flow has become an issue in a centry-old courthouse.

Old water pipes means slow water flow in Tennessee courthouse

In a century-old courthouse in Greeneville, Tennessee, water-flow has become quite the issue. The Greeneville Sun reported that the volume of water moving into the building has become an issue.

The Sun spoke with county maintenance director Russell Kinser, who said older constructs of the structures, such as galvanized piping, has gone past its life expectancy.

The maintenance director said he was uncertain how much of that type of piping was used in the courthouse, but certain areas have [begun] to corrode. As a result, that corrosion has created smaller passageways for the water to get through in the 15 active bathrooms in the building.

Kinser figured out that the problem had to be one of two things: pressure or volume. Both function in tandem to make sure water flows through to the building.

“It’s not the pressure,” Kinser. “You’re getting 130 pounds of pressure off the meter that’s supposedly going into the building.”

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