Banning residents have limited time to use the bathroom in their own rooms.
“I wake up and can’t use the bathroom in the dorm that I’m paying a couple thousand dollars to live in,” said Ben Roberts, acting freshman.
Banning has had several water leaks, which the Facilities Department is trying to resolve.
Monday, April 20: Facilities Specialist Kevin Culbertson sent an email to residents letting them know that the water would be turned off from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. for the entire week.
Several water leaks needed to be repaired during this time so the e-mail asked residents to plan ahead before showering.
Sunday, April 26: Head RA Kim Donnelly asks her residents via Facebook to e-mail her explain any and all problems they are having with housing.
Monday, April 27: Banning water is shut off again. This time there is no e-mail from facilities and it seems no one is working on the building.
Tuesday, April 28: Culbertson sends a follow-up email to residents.
The Facilities Department has been working with an outside contractor. It will take the remainder of the week to fix the issue. Water will be shut off from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. again this week.
Bathrooms in other residence halls will be open if the problem persists, according to the email.
Wednesday, April 29: Donnelly sends President Robert Henry an e-mail describing issues ranging from mold, cockroaches, and water. During the hours that water is working, it looks dirty and has low pressure.
President Henry responds to Donnelly. He tells her the people in charge are Liz Donnelly and Donna Nance and asks her to work with them for now.
“We don’t really have any connections to the higher-ups and housing but [Donnelly] does,” said Joey Simpson, religion freshman. “She’s sent them e-mails and called them and went to their offices, and they don’t really respond to her.”