Water restored following main break, afternoon classes held as scheduled

February 25, 2015 | News, UToday, Engineering
By Staff

Water has been restored to the Main Campus buildings impacted by a main break.

Water was turned off to Savage Arena, Health Education Building, Nitschke Hall, Palmer Hall and North Engineering Building on Wednesday morning to allow crews to make the necessary repairs following a main break that occurred Tuesday morning near the Glass Bowl.

Water was turned back on at 12:30 p.m., and classes after 1:30 p.m. will be held as scheduled in the impacted buildings, which will be under a boil water advisory for 72 hours, according to Jason Toth, associate vice president of facilities.

The water main break also caused a drop in water pressure to the Savage Steam Plant requiring reduced heat to most Main Campus buildings during repairs. The boilers are returning to full power as repairs continue.

While the Student Union was not directly impacted by the main break, there was debris found in the water supply on Tuesday and food service was suspended as a precaution. Bottled water was being offered in the Student Union South Dining Hall.

The water lines in the Student Union have since been flushed, and the University is awaiting city officials to test the water. Once inspected by the city, food service will resume.

Because of the main break, yesterday’s men’s basketball game was rescheduled. The women’s and men’s basketball games will be played today in Savage Arena at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.

The College of Engineering Spring Career Expo for UT engineering students and alumni continued as scheduled today.

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