Sewer Problem Reported at Midland Trail Elementary

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A sewer problem will keep maintenance workers busy this weekend at Midland Trail Elementary School.

The Maintenance Director for Kanawha County Schools tells there was a problem with a sewer line in the kitchen Tuesday that caused it to back up. Terry Hollandsworth says a crew responded to the school Tuesday afternoon and found the pipe had rotted and wasn't draining properly.

Hollandsworth confirms there was a backup of water in the school's kitchen.

The principal of Midland Trail tells this pipe is not connected to the main sewer system that serves the rest of the building. Students and faculty are still able to use restrooms, water fountains and sinks.

However, until the drain is replaced, the school will adjust its breakfast and lunch menus to use less water, Principal Grant Davis said. The county also brought in disposable trays for the school to use so they don't have to use the dishwashers.

Hollandsworth says this weekend a crew will have to replace the kitchen floor and a three to four foot section of the pipe to fix the problem.

Kanawha County Schools are closed Monday for an ISC day so the crew will have three days to finish the project.

Mr. Davis says the school will be back to a normal breakfast and lunch menu on Tuesday.

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