The high school’s plumbing infrastructure has been described as “vintage,” “obsolete” and “deficient.” The water main most recently broke in 2015, forcing the closure of the school. It also broke the prior April and again seven years earlier. The main, located 18 feet under the school, has caused water pressure intense enough to threaten the school’s foundation. The 2015 break flooded the nurse’s office, main corridor, auditorium and cafeteria. The plumbing system continues to be vulnerable today. It’s a problem that puts students at risk of losing a week or more of class time when flooding, safety concerns and repairs force closure of the building.