Hot water pipe burst causes water outage

Facilities Management estimated the repair will take two to three days.

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Haven Luper-Jasso // THE CHIMES

Micah Kim, News Editor

An underground hot water pipe between Lot K and the creek on University Drive burst this morning, causing a water outage in several of the upper campus residence halls and apartments. Director of the Physical Plant Jerrel Haugen estimated the leak will be fixed in two to three days.

Facilities Management discovered the leak around 7 a.m. At 9 a.m., facilities noticed the water bubbling up in the pavement and realized the pipe had burst. Facilities has isolated the leak and a contractor is fixing the water outage.

Due to the isolation, students in Thompson, Alpha, Sigma and Blackstone Halls and the Li and Welch apartments are recommended to use showers in Horton Hall or Chase Gymnasium, according to an email sent by Housing Service Specialist Priscilla Schubert. 

While the leak is being fixed, facilities will detour traffic through Horton Way from the intersection of Lot K and Sigma Hall.

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