A sandwell water storage museum is to reopen after a leak
The Sandwell Water Supply Museum has been closed after a leaking pipe forced it to close its doors on Tuesday.
The museum was built in 1969 and was intended to display a variety of historical and contemporary artifacts.
It was later sold and later shuttered in 2011 after an unpaid maintenance bill.
But after the museum’s owner bought it, the water supply infrastructure was taken over by a private company and it was left to deteriorate and crumble, said museum director Lisa St. Cyr.
That means there’s no place to store all the exhibits that the museum holds, said St. Clair.
She said she doesn’t have a lot of money left and that she’s still looking for help.
The sandwell is one of the province’s most popular tourist attractions and attracts a wide range of people from all walks of life.
It sits in the southern part of the state and is home to about 2,200 people, many of them who live near the water source.
The water supply is a long-standing issue for the community, said Julie Wark, who has lived on the north side of the sandwell for about 10 years.
She’s a local resident who said she has seen residents in their homes and on the road come and go from their homes every few days.
She wants the museum to be open so people can see what it was like in the 1960s and 70s when the water was not as clean as it is now.
The community is not opposed to keeping the museum open, she said, but she wants to see the money used to repair the pipes.
The city of Sandwell is also in the process of closing the water system in that area and replacing it with a new water system, said Sandwell Mayor John Smith.