Burst pipe closes Boynton early

The building closed at about 3 p.m. and should reopen Tuesday.

Barry Lytton

Boynton Health Service shut off its water supply and closed its doors at about 3 p.m. Monday after a water pipe burst.

Water collected on the floor of a fourth-floor bathroom at about 2 p.m., said Eric Jensen, Boynton’s marketing and communications manager.

The water poured down to lower floors but didn’t affect Boynton’s Dental Clinic, which is located near the burst pipe, Jensen said.

He also said the third-floor Primary Care Clinic — where most doctor’s appointments occur — was affected, though he didn’t know the extent of the damage.

Water made its way down to the Women’s Clinic on the second floor, where the damage is also unknown, he said.

Despite Boynton’s early closing, it should be open in some capacity Tuesday, Jensen said, adding that some appointments may be moved or rescheduled.

The water pipe break was not as major as many originally thought.

“We’re not talking like Noah’s Arc here,” Jensen said.