Broken water line fixed, classes resumed


A water outage that began before noon Thursday was fixed and campus activities resumed as normal, according to a campus-wide email from Director of Communications, Lisa Albert.

The outage was caused by a broken valve during a repair to a main water line on campus caused the outage. It was still affecting some campus buildings after continued assessment from the university’s physical plant at 3 p.m. Thursday, when Albert sent an email announcing the university’s closure due to the extent of the disruption.

According to the email, all activities in Ed Landreth Auditorium would continue as planned. The HIT workshop continued as well, as did evening May mini-mester classes, which were rescheduled to buildings with water. 

The outage was first reported to students, faculty and staff around noon, though the university was not immediately closed. According to the primary email, the outage did not affect the university’s fire protection system. At 1:30 p.m. a second email was sent updating that problem was still under assessment.