This academy is not going to win any awards.
The NYPD’s brand-new, $750 million supposedly state-of-the-art Police Academy in Queens now has a water contamination problem —-just months after the building’s high-tech gym floor buckled and needed to be replaced.
Thirsty cops and recruits were handed bottled water on Friday, after officials deemed the building’s water unsafe to sip on, according to documents obtained by The Post.
NYPD Chief Surgeon Dr. Eli Kleinman warned that the water shouldn’t be used for washing dishes or showering either, until a further investigation.
Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins called the situation “troubling” — and said he’d received numerous calls from concerned cops.
“They seemed to think there’s E. coli in the water,” he told The Post.
“People are in a panic there, because they don’t know what’s going on.”
Signs have been posted around the Academy since Thursday, warning employees and recruits not to drink the water.
“Water testing in progress. Please do not drink from this fountain,” read one sign.
A water truck delivered fresh H20 to the Academy for cooking and cleaning.
The problem isn’t with the water supply.
“The water that currently enters the building is clean, so it has to be getting contaminated somewhere further down the system,” the documents said.
Staff are flushing the building’s water system over the weekend, so it can be retested on Tuesday.
This isn’t the first time the Academy’s facilities have proven faulty. In October, the building’s high-tech gym floor started buckling only a few months after it had been poured, sources said.
“In a state-of-the-art facility, this shouldn’t be happening,” Mullins insisted.
From The New York Post