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Possible Gas Leak Water Damage in River

Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief of The Blue & White tells us that the sprinklers are spouting water on River 2 and the rooms on the first floor are threatened by the amount of water building up.

Residents coming out of the building say they smell gas but no one has been able to confirm the source of the problem.  We’ll let you know once we know more!

Update, 2:36 p.m.: Turns out it’s not a gas leak. Facilities tell us it’s just the smell of the water that’s been in the sprinkler system, unused, for many years. They’re still having trouble turning the water off and they might have to shut down the entire building’s water temporarily.

Update, 3:15 p.m.: Public Safety is allowing River residents to return to their rooms. The water leak has been stopped, though not before rooms on the first and second floors sustained a significant amount of water damage.

At this point no one is able to tell Bwog what triggered the sprinkler system in the first place.

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  • gee says:

    @gee gas leak in river? try oil spill in the gulf of mexico

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Some people on the first and second floors had to be moved to other rooms while they fix the damage. The people on the second floor lost everything!

  • living on 2 next year says:

    @living on 2 next year that really sucks for those people, ugh. but on the bright side (well for future residents) maybe that means they’ll renovate those floors this summer to fix the damage? fresh carpets and paint maybe? or maybe that’s just wishful thinking about columbia housing.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Classy way of thinking about it, there are students who lost EVERYTHING due to the water damage on the second floor.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Come on now, “Lost EVERYTHING” is an exaggeration.
        “Had a great majority of their material goods water-damaged?” Yes.

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous I saw a kid explain to someone from housing how all of their schoolwork for the semester – their books, their notebooks, their computer – was destroyed by water. So, that’s pretty bad.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous faulty sprinkler or actual fire?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous faulty sprinkler. no fire.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous It’s probably because that kid was smoking pot and the sprinkler system caught onto the smoke. That kid is a huge pothead and he’s always seen high.

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