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Water shutdown to affect computer, rec centers starting March 4

Two buildings on Main Campus will be without water briefly Friday, March 4, as the City of Toledo Water Division prepares for repairs early next week.

City workers will be fixing a Toledo water main that recently broke near Palmer Hall.

Workers will test valves Friday to isolate a waterline that is scheduled to be repaired Monday, March 7, according to Jason Toth, associate vice president for facilities and construction.

That means the Student Recreation Center and the Computer Center on Main Campus will be without water for approximately 30 minutes during the mid-morning hours Friday, Toth said.

Both buildings will be without water when repair work begins next week. Portable toilets will be available for use at both buildings during the outage on Monday.

“They were able to do a partial repair to the waterline without significant impact to our campus a few weeks ago, but full repairs will require the water shutdown,” Toth said.

“The city is working with us to complete repairs during spring break in an attempt to minimize the impact on campus,” he said. “Work is scheduled to begin Monday morning with the water service shutdown anticipated to occur between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“After the shutdown Monday, there will be a boil advisory for both buildings. We will cover drinking fountains and post boil advisory signs in both buildings and then remove the same once bacteria testing completed by the city has been completed and we are given the all clear. We expect that to occur either Thursday or Friday.”

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