University of Iowa Pianos Sustain Water Damage

January 30, 2012

Six University of Iowa pianos moved to rented space in 2008 to avoid floodwaters have sustained heavy water damage from a leaky toilet and sink pipe at the building where they’d been moved.

University spokesman Tom Moore told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that an Iowa City police officer noticed water coming from the building a little before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Moore says university officials were notified by 6 a.m., but he says the damage to the pianos had already been done.

One of the damaged pianos was a Steinway concert grand valued at $120,000.

Ten pianos had been moved to the building. Four of them sustained only minimal damage.

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