Village A water not safe to drink due to water main break

Update 5:40 pm: The water main has been temporarily fixed, restoring regular water service, though further repairs will be needed later this week. The Office of Residential Living suggests running the water for a few minutes before using.

Update 3:44 pm: Bikes along Library Walk near Lau were removed this morning, as they were in the way of repairs.

The University does not currently have “an estimated time for full resolution,” though the Office of Residential Living will send an email update around 6 p.m.

Original Post: Around 6 a.m. this morning, the Office of Residential Living and Planning and Facilities Management sent out an alert telling Village A residents that water service was cut off due to a water main that ruptured.

The email states that Georgetown Facilities is currently attempting to “restore regular water service,” and in the meantime will use an alternate water supply for bathing and toilet use, though that water will not be safe for drinking or cooking.

The email states that this would occur around 6:30 a.m., though as of 6:45 a.m., Vox did not have water in her apartment. Until regular water service is restored, students can get water for drinking and cooking a Leo’s with a GOCard and container.

The University will continue to update students on the status of the water.

Photo: Isabel Echarte/Georgetown Voice

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