University Center close restrooms after water overflow in Urban Life law library

Photo by Sean Keenan | The Signal
Photo by Sean Keenan | The Signal
Photo by Sean Keenan | The Signal

Last Updated: April 30, 2015 at 11:49 a.m.

University Center restrooms closed April 29 after flooding was found in the Urban Life Law Library, according to Student Center Associate Director for Building Administration David Murkison.

On Tuesday evening, university maintenance discovered water coming through the library’s walls. They traced the water to drainage from the University Center restrooms, according to Murkison.

Murkison said the flooding stemmed from an obstruction in the pipes outside of the buildings and resolving the issue was not a matter of repairing the pipes, but rather finding the site of the problem.

“Shutting down the bathrooms…stopped the flooding,” he said. “We [were] making plans to have the restrooms closed Thursday.”

Hospitality management student Whitney Miller said the inability to access those restrooms was frustrating.

“That’s the most convenient restroom and we had to travel all the way to the Student Center,” she said.

However, the clog was discovered Wednesday afternoon and the restrooms were back in commission by 5 p.m. that day, according to Boyd Beckwith, Director of the Georgia State University Student Center.

Beckwith said all events scheduled in the University Center will go on as planned.


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  1. The problem has been fixed and the all of the restrooms in the University Center were reopened by 5 pm Thursday.

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