Flashback to the 1980s, when this hospital has put its data center in the basement, according to an IT operations pilot fish on the scene.

"One day I'm checking the Cat 3 wiring we use for terminals, which runs under the floor panels in the computer room," says fish. "I notice the drainage opening in the floor for the cooling unit. It's an open drain.

"Turns out it's not a dedicated drain, and it's interconnected with the rest of the wing's sewer lines. I follow procedure and voice my concerns about this up the chain of command.

"I eventually get the bottom line: They cannot dedicate the line just for the computer room, and it is against the building code to install a flap valve to prevent any backflow.

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