Cracked water line doesn't force building closures at ECSU


By Reggie Ponder
Staff Writer

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A cracked water line on the Elizabeth City State University campus Monday did not force the closure of any campus buildings and did not disrupt the regularly scheduled new student orientation on Tuesday, according to a university spokesman.

Although temperatures for much of the past week were lower than normal for this area, the university’s facilities staff said the crack in the water line was not weather-related, according to ECSU spokesman Robert Kelly-Goss.

Buildings served by the cracked line include the G.R. Little Library, the E.V. Wilkins Academic Computing Center, Lester Hall, the H.L. Trigg Building, Moore Hall, Williams Hall, Johnson Hall, Lane Hall, Viking Tower, Butler Hall, Bias Hall, University Suites, television station, Sears Building, Bell Hall, Student Center, Vaughan Center and Commuter Center.

Tuesday was orientation for new students and transfer students, and Kelly-Goss said the cracked water line did not appear to have caused any disruption to that event. The campus was open and all buildings had water service despite the cracked line, he said.

“All these buildings are in use and have water,” said Kelly-Goss.

Kelly-Goss said students were moving into dormitories as usual on Tuesday, with classes slated to begin Wednesday.

The facilities staff ordered a part needed to complete the repair and said that “barring unforeseen circumstances” the line should be repaired by 8 a.m. Wednesday, Kelly-Goss said.