Water, Again, Arrives Uninvited in GHS Gymnasiums

Greenwich High School boys basketball team. Photo Leslie Yager File Photo

Greenwich High School boys basketball team. Photo Leslie Yager File Photo

Greenwich Schools communications director Sasha Houlihan confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that there has been yet another flood at Greenwich High School.

The flood happened on Monday.

Houlihan said the district’s facilities team confirmed they discovered an expansion joint had burst in the hallway of the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center.

The incident impacts both adjacent Gymnasiums A & B.

“As a result, the facilities team took up part of the gym floor, removed drywall and ceiling tiles in and around the PAC and gym area, and continue to focus on any necessary clean up,” Houlihan said.

“We know there are several expansion joints, so for this very reason it is in the budget to get them replaced,” she added.

Contractors will be onsite to evaluate and give the district an estimate for restoration and a project timeline.

“While this will not impact the GHS exam schedule, we will have to reschedule or postpone all competitive athletic events that were to be held in Gym A & B, which will mainly impact the Basketball teams,” Houlihan said.

It was only recently that people noticed the gymnasium had a misspelling of “Greennwich” painted on the floor.

The floor is relatively new, though that is a story in itself.

During the summer of 2017 a vendor walked away from installing a new gym floor so students didn’t have use of the main gymnasium in the beginning of that school year.

Employees of Dalene Flooring work on the gymnasium floor at GHS the second week of school. Sept 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Employees of Dalene Flooring work on the gymnasium floor at GHS the second week of school. Sept 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

GHS lead Dec 13, 2018

In December 2018  a leak caused damage to ceilings, drywall and the gym floor. At the time, then communications director Kim Eves said a vibration coupling on a hydronic hot water line failed in a soffit of the performing arts center’s upper lobby.

A vibration coupling on a hydronic hot water line failed in a soffit of the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center upper lobby just outside of the restrooms.


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