Carnegie Mellon University
January 31, 2017

Update: PWSA Boil-Water Order Expanded

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Based on new information from the PWSA this morning and to follow an abundance of caution, we are asking the entire campus community to follow the precautionary flush and boil order for drinking water supplies issued last evening.

PWSA is notifying the public that there is no evidence of any bacteria in the system. There is no direct evidence that PWSA’s water is unsafe, but the advisory is required by the DEP due to tests showing low chlorine levels at a single test site.

Please run tap for 1 minute, then boil the water for 1 minute before drinking.  All other beverage consumption should be limited to pre-bottled products.

Water fountains will be shut off and signs will be posted in all CMU buildings.

All dining facilities will operate with modified beverage service. Efforts to obtain additional supplies of drinking water are underway.

Updates will be provided when new information becomes available.