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Maine police station receives makeover with radiant floor heating

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:30

The Waterville, Maine, police and staff and about to receive something they have been looking forward to for a long time - a new station. The police department and their staff will move into the station on Colby Street during the first week of July. The Morning Sentinel reported that the department has been in the cramped basement of City Hall, which featured no windows, poor ventilation and leaky ceilings, this entire time.
Now, the department will move in to a $3.4 million, 12,000-square-foot building, according to the news source. The structure is expected to last the law enforcement agency a significant amount of time. In addition to the expansive new building, police officers and staff will be able to enjoy working in a comfortable and relaxing environment that has been designed for the work they take on.
"The officers are just excited beyond belief to get in here," Chief Joseph Massey said during a recent tour of the station, according to the news source. "Compared to what they're working in now, it's just unbelievable." 
Sustainable features have been included in the design of the new Waterville police station like radiant floor heating. To promote comfort and decrease the operational expenses associated with the building, department officials decided this was the right heating utility option for the new building. Instead of a leaky, poorly ventilated space, officers will now be able to enjoy a warm environment that does not have a heating system that pushes around dust, mold and other respiratory irritants. 
Now officers will be able to do their work in a structure that has been crafted to suit their purpose. According to the news source he building is officially 99 percent complete and will soon be ready for business.