Crews minimize flood damage in Eller

Photo by Julian De Ocampo '13 - A construction worker makes repairs to the band room on the third floor of Eller, one of the closest rooms to a burst water heater that caused a major flood in the building last week.

By Julian De Ocampo ’13


Water remediation and construction crews wrapped up work at Eller building over the weekend following a flood caused by a broken water heater.

The water heater, located in a third floor maintenance closet, ruptured Thursday, Aug. 2 after the building had been locked for the day. Maintenance members discussed the flood early the next morning.

The water spread across the third floor, including the band room, before flowing into the second and first floor.

After the water was discovered, remediation crews were replaced drywall and flooring to repair the damage, a process that did not affect the starting date of the school year.