Flooding relocates campus offices, causes confusion for students


An early August flood in the DeRicco Student Services Building has forced essential campus offices to relocate for the first part of the semester.

Officers on patrol discovered the flood at 4 a.m. during campus patrol.

 “The pipe was just in the right location that the water went both ways and directly into the 1st floor of the DeRicco Building,” said Stacy Pinola, Facilities Planner/
Environmental/Grounds Manager

Director of Facilities Management Micheal Garr said an irrigation line “ruptured in a landscaped berm adjacent” to the building.

“Once the water was shut down immediately, but the damage was already done.” Said Pinola

The clean up process is expected to take up to seven weeks.

A lot of repair work is needed including sheetrock, carpet and baseboards.

“All but two areas of the first floor were impacted, the Veterans Resource Center and the E-Services Computer Lab, at the building’s south end fortunately where not damaged,” said Lisa Cooper, Dean of Enrollment Services and Student Development.

Student Lily Warren sat down while waiting in a long line for the combined Financial Aid/Admissions and Records line.

 “That impedes the process rather than helps the process,” she said. “It (is) just a very poorly put together situation for the bathroom area, for the cafeteria and bookstore in particular. It’s a bad spot. I understand they didn’t have a lot of room but I think just a bad situation all the way around,” said Warren.

Delta students are in disarray, and cant wait for everything to go back to normal

On Aug. 26, the Board of Trustees awarded a bid for $73,000 to MCI Engineer of Stockton for repair work.