2theadvocate.com | News | LSU campus faces hidden threat — Baton Rouge, LA
LSU’s facility development director chooses his words carefully when describing the ticking time bomb beneath the university’s campus.
There’s a reason after all that replacing the main sewer line is LSU’s No. 1 priority project — listed as an emergency — on its state construction wish list.
"You’ve got a major poo-on-the-shoe problem," said Emmett David of a feared sewer line burst. "You can quote me on that."
Classes and events could be canceled for days if a main line rupture occurred during a school day or, worse, on a Saturday football home game, he said.
"You don’t know when it will, but I can tell you it will happen," David said, if the sewer line is not completed soon.
Oh boy. Now we've got a sticky situation.