Campus Housing and the Water Main Break

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Aug. 12, 11:45 a.m.
A large water main break Wednesday caused low water pressure and the possibility of contamination to the City of Ames water supply.

Water on campus should be considered potentially contaminated. Any water used for consumption must be brought to a full rolling boil for three to five minutes. Do not use drinking fountains or tap water in your residence hall or apartment without boiling it first.

Water pressure in faucets and toilets may remain slightly low in some areas. Residents living on campus and throughout the community are encouraged to use as little water as possible so that full water service can be returned as quickly as possible. Showers can be used for short periods of time.

Check www.iastate.edu for Iowa State University news.

Check www.housing.iastate.edu for specific information regarding the Department of Residence and campus housing.

Check www.cityofames.org for updates on repairs to the water system and a timeline for restoring drinkable water.

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