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Water at NYPD’s new $750M home is contaminated

This is the second major setback at the “state-of-the-art” building
January 31, 2015 04:00PM

The NYPD’s brand-new, $750 million Police Academy in Queens has already sprung a leak.

Just months after the building’s high-tech gym floor buckled and needed to be replaced, the building is now facing a water contamination problem, according to the New York Post.

Officials handed out water bottles last week after they deemed the building’s water unsafe to drink, according to documents obtained by the Post.

“They seemed to think there’s E. coli in the water,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins told the Post. “People are in a panic there, because they don’t know what’s going on.”

Staff are flushing out the building’s water system over the weekend so that it can be retested on Tuesday.

“In a state-of-the-art facility, this shouldn’t be happening,” Mullins said. [NYP]Christopher Cameron