Maintenance crews have made repairs to Cookeville High School’s main sewage disposal system.
Principal Clif Matlock said two pump motors in the system suffered failures.
“Our county maintenance department jumped on the issue right away. As of this morning, one of the pumps has been repaired and is up and running,” Matlock said. “It will serve the needs of the school population…band camps, freshmen orientation, and any athletic teams.”
Matlock said both pumps should be up and running no later than Monday morning.
A number of restroom facilities could not be utilized during the repairs, but students on campus did have access to adequate facilities to use. Matlock said the restrooms used for soccer and tennis were opened up for band members and other students.
“We had the cleaning service go out to clean them and stock them,” Matlock said. “The big difference is no air conditioning out there, but there were adequate facilities for the students to use. From the marching band field into the school is not a huge difference in distance.”
Matloc said fortunately the issue was discovered during routine maintenance.