A problem on Dalhousie property led to a sewage backup in the basement of the University of King’s College library yesterday evening, according to an email sent today to members of the King’s community.
Signs on the King’s library today say the building is closed for an emergency cleaning.
An email sent by Alexander Doyle, director of facilities at King’s, says while most of the sewage backup was cleaned last night, there was still work to do to “correct the problem and undertake a comprehensive cleaning of the basement” as of this morning.
“The problem originates on Dalhousie property and they are […] addressing the issue immediately,” says the email.
No one at Dalhousie Facilities Management was immediately available to comment.
This afternoon, Doyle said in another email that the New Academic Building at King’s also had waste water and sewage problems.
The hallway between the New Academic Building and Prince Hall, the Link, is closed while facilities staff are working at a manhole located at the hallway’s entrance.
In another email, Doyle said repairs will be required to some walls and flooring in the library.
He says these repairs will be done as soon as possible but they “should not adversely affect the operation of the library,” which is still scheduled to open tomorrow.
This story will be updated when we have more information.