5NEWS BRIEF – Gas Leak

Jacob Rogers

On Feb. 16, food services at Ragsdale were suspended due to a minor gas leak near the Physical Plant Building, according to a St. Edward’s University alert sent to students.

Food services have since resumed at South Congress Market and Jo’s Meadows Coffeehouse, however the gas line is still under repair, Mischelle Diaz, director of communications said.

“Gas is back on for Ragsdale and the RCC,” she said. “Inspectors for the City of Austin and Texas Gas have determined it is safe to turn on the gas in those buildings.”

Buildings without heat or hot water include: the pool, Fleck Hall, Munday Library, Andre Hall, Trustee Hall, Main Building and Carriage House.

The gas line was shut off and there is no danger to the community because of the repairs, Michael Peterson, associate vice president for Facilities said.

“Once the fitting is replaced, the line will be pressure tested to confirm there are no leaks and then the gas will be turned on,” Peterson said.