Lone Star College System reports leaks at seven campuses after winter freeze

Lone Star College System saw many buildings with plumbing leaks after the winter freeze the week of Feb. 15. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College System saw many buildings with plumbing leaks after the winter freeze the week of Feb. 15. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College System saw many buildings with plumbing leaks after the winter freeze the week of Feb. 15. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Many of the campuses and buildings for Lone Star College System throughout the Greater Houston area were affected by power outages during the week of Feb. 15, but as of the morning of Feb. 19, all campuses reportedly had power. However, several locations reported leaks, including one water main leak, according to LCSC Communications Director Bill Van Rysdam.

Lone Star College Main Campuses


LSC-Cy-Fair: A leak was reported in the LRNC, or Learning Commons, building.

LSC-Houston North Fallbrook: No signs of water leaks were reported.

LSC-Houston North Fairbanks: A minor leak was reported in a men’s restroom.

LSC-Houston North Greenspoint: No signs of water leaks were reported.

LSC-Houston North Victory: No signs of water leaks were reported.


LSC-Kingwood: One leak was reported Feb. 18 at the APA, or Administration and Performing Arts, building and has been fixed.

LSC-Montgomery: Building E has a leak.

LSC-North Harris: Leaks were reported in several locations: outside of Fine Arts building; near the entrance of the Continuing Education building; near the entrance of the Academic building; and outside of the Wellness Center. A large water main leak was reported leaking by W.W. Thorne Entrance to campus. However, no water was reported in the buildings, according to LSCS.

LSC-Tomball: One leak was reported in the breezeway for the south hall.

LSC-University Park: No new leaks were reported as of Feb. 18, but leaks had been reported in Central Plant, NRB, Building 9, Conference Center underground parking and Garage 9.

Lone Star College Centers


None of the 11 LSCS college centers have signs of water leaks, and all centers have power, LSCS reported Feb. 19.

A total of 10 Lone Star College facilities experienced power outages at some point during the week, Van Rysdam said. Those campuses are Cy-Fair, Houston North Fairbanks, North Victory, Kingwood, North Harris, Atascocita Center, Cypress Center, Health Science Building, Process Technology Center and Westway Park Technology Center.

As of Feb. 19, classes were canceled until Feb. 22.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.