Water main breaks on campus

10 a.m. update:

As of this morning the majority of the problems have been fixed, according to the following email from the University.

Dear Residents,

Pressure has been restored to residential facilities and Main Campus buildings.  There are still some Medical Center buildings being affected that are being addressed.  University Facilities staff will be on campus today to address clean up and follow up concerns.

If you encounters any water issues, please call Work Management at (202) 687-3432.  The Work Management Center will be open 10am – 6:00pm but Public Safety will be able to dispatch maintenance staff to respond until the office opens.

Thank you,

The Office of Studen Housing

The Office of Residence Life

Original post:

Earlier this evening a water main broke on campus causing water pressure problems in a number of residence halls.

Residents of New South reported to Vox that starting from around 7 p.m. onward the restrooms and sinks in the building have had minimal water pressure.

University Facilities is currently responding to the incident and the Office of Student Housing sent an email to all residents to encourage them to use the restrooms on the lowest level of their buildings. Residents of New South are encouraged to use the restrooms in Lauinger Library, McShain Lounge, or in the classrooms located in Reynolds.

The University has not given an estimated time for when the problem will be fixed.

Read the full email sent from the Office of Student Housing:

Dear Residents,

Earlier this evening, a water main break occurred on the north end of the campus.  Water pressure is significantly reduced in a number of buildings.  University Facilities is working to repair the damage and resolve as quickly as possible.  Please use restrooms on the lowest levels of your buildings if there are problems in your building.

New South residents are encouraged to use Lauinger which is open 24 hours or the restrooms near McShain Lounge and the Reynolds classrooms.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  We will update you with more information if the problem continues.

Thank you,

Office of Student Housing
Office of Residence Life

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