Construction stops water supply at KU

During a KJI workshop, a water main break on Monday resulted in Oliver Hall at KU to be without functioning water facilities. The break occurred during construction on the North side of campus. There are currently 126 students staying in the residence hall for the journalism workshop, as well as 11 counsellors.

We implore students to NOT use any water facilities in the hall. It remains unknown whether or not the water is safe to drink.

This includes:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Water fountains
  • Sinks

Worst case scenario, the water will not be turned back on until Tuesday Morning. Meanwhile, students are encouraged to use the Union for all of their water needs.Jeff Browne, KJI Director, told reporters at a press conference, “I want to make sure they [KJI campers] are safe and comfortable.” Lawrence Water Works has been notified of the problem and will hopefully arrive soon to clear up the mess.


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