This archived article was written by: Kristen Zarucchi-Mize
Recently it was discovered that the drain in the women’s bathroom in Sessions was separated from the shower area, allowing water underneath the shower floor. The odorous smell was caused by an old, nasty water that had gone undiscovered.
Once this was brought to the attention of James Prettyman, director of public safety, he contacted Steve Carlson, the Session’s plumber and asked him how they’d be able to fix the problem. After a short discussion between the two, they calculated how much the project would cost.
Afterward, Prettyman contacted Alex Herzog, dean of students, and alerted him of the problem that needed to be fixed immediately.
Prettyman was granted the green light from Herzog to fix the problem. The cost is about $6,000 and due to the nature of the problem, the project was started immediately and hopefully repairs will be completed soon.
An electrician was called in to address the lighting issues in the bathroom. While making plans for a new lighting system, Prettyman asked that he address the ventilation issues in the dorm as well.
It was discovered that the current ventilation system does not work. Therefore, the electrician will complete the lights and fix the ventilation for the whole building while the opportunity is still here.