Water main break on Scott Park Campus causes flooding

December 13, 2015 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham



A ruptured water line on the UT Scott Park Campus over the weekend caused flooding damage to campus buildings.

The Scott Park Campus will be open Monday, Dec. 14, but be under a boil water drinking advisory. Bottled water will be made available while water service is returned to safe use. University officials apologize for the inconvenience and will notify campus when full operations can resume.

Flooding caused by the break was discovered about 8 p.m. Saturday night. The break occurred in the Learning Resources Center causing water damage primarily to that area, but also to the Academic Services Center, Basic Science Laboratory Center and Classroom Center, which are all connected by a concourse.

Classroom and lab spaces on the first floor were impacted, as well as the offices for the Department of Human Resources and Talent Development. The department is not currently assisting guests at that location and those in need of assistance are asked to call 419.530.4747 or visit the satellite office on the UT Health Science Campus located at the Facilities Support Building on the East Medical Loop.