Kimberley Aquatic Centre closed until further notice

Main water pipe breaks, flooding mechanical room and causing extensive damage

The City of Kimberley has announced that the Aquatic Centre will be closed until June.

The City of Kimberley has announced that the Aquatic Centre will be closed until June.

A major mechanical break down has caused the Kimberley Aquatic Centre to close and it is estimated it will be at least eight weeks before it re-opens.

“It’s really unfortunate,” said Mayor Don McCormick. “What happened was that the bracing that supports the main six inch water pipe gave way and the pipe broke. The mechanical room is in the basement and it filled up with water. There was major damage to components.”

The good news is the damage will be covered by insurance.

“That was the first thing we checked,” McCormick said. “It’s covered.

“The major issue is the inconvenience of the facility being out of commission.”