Facilities Management is working on repairs under the Campus Center this week following the collapse of a sewer line.
Kristian Allen, director of Facilities Management, said the project is scheduled to be completely finished by the end of next week.
“The project is completed as far as the replacement goes. There is still work to be done to clean up the dirt and materials left over,” Allen said.
The line that collapsed is located in the lower level of the Campus Center under the Bean where the bowling alley used to be. The initial incident took place about a month ago when a flood of sewer water covered some parts of the lower level near the Students’ Association offices.
Mollie Spaulding, the administrative assistant in the Center for Christian Service and Leadership, works on the lower level of the Campus Center.
“It definitely disrupted work because water was flowing,” Spaulding said. “It was crazy for awhile, and there were significant smells.”
Since the area affected by the flowing sewer water is mostly used for storage, faculty and student workers hurried to minimize the damage being done.
“It took a long time to deal with,” Spaulding said. “We had to clear out storage spaces and were rushing to save things.”
Along with the water damage and smell, there were other inconveniences that the lower level Campus Center staff had to deal with over the past few weeks.
“The restrooms were out of order for about three weeks,” Spaulding said. “We were so happy when they opened back up again. It’s been an adventure down here.”
Despite the initial damages to work around, Allen said the Campus Center continued to run as usual.
“This project went smoothly with little to no delays,” Allen said.