|The following is based on information from Van Buren design documents and is not canon.|
Pipes: The pipes running between all the equipment are old and corroded, and have tendency to burst.
Filling station shutoff valves: The valves of the water dispenser at the filling station don't shut off the water coming from the storage vat completely, causing water to constantly drip away into the dirt.
Storage vat: There are numerous hairline cracks in the sides of the storage vat.
Science Boy can use a basic toolkit, patch all the leaks (Mechanics/Easy).