A pipe leading to a sink in a printmaking classroom leaked through two floors of the Joann Cole Mitte Art Building Wednesday morning.
Michael Niblett, director of the School of Art and Design, said water leaked through the printmaking classroom on the fourth floor into the computer lab directly below it. The water then leaked into a drawing lab on the second floor, Niblett said.
Katrina Barber, communication design senior, said she found the leak at approximately 7:10 a.m. Barber said the leak was coming from a pipe that wasn’t correctly tightened. She said there was a bucket under the leak, which had overflowed.
“I noticed I was standing in about two inches of water,” Barber said.
Barber said she called the University Police Department because it was early in the morning. She said an officer arrived at about 8 a.m. to fix what he could before calling a maintenance worker.
Niblett said the computers from the third floor lab were moved, and IT services is assessing the damages.