The Louisville Cardinal

Brief: Boil water advisory for SAC, Threlkeld Hall lifted

By Joseph Lyell —

U of L issued a boil water advisory for the Swain Student Activities Center and Threlkeld Hall Dec. 13.

The advisory was lifted on Dec. 14.

A rave alert advised those in use of affected facilities to run faucets, ice machines and fountains for several minutes before returning to normal use, and said ice made in ice machines between Dec. 12-14 should be discarded.

The Louisville Water Company informed the university it inadvertently turned off the water pressure to the SAC and Threlkeld the night of Dec. 12.

A rave alert advised students in those buildings to drink bottled water, or water from other buildings on campus while the advisory is in effect.

The alert also cautioned students to avoid hand washing, brushing teeth or other activities that could lead to ingesting tap water in the affected buildings.

At 9 a.m. on Dec. 12, a rave alert was sent to students, reporting a water main break occurred, which affected water pressure on Belknap and HSC campuses. The incident also compromised the production of steam used to heat Belknap buildings.

Two hours later, a second rave alert was sent, notifying students that water pressure and heat were being restored to both affected campuses.

The main break, which flooded the Shelby Park Neighborhood and surrounding areas, occurred near the intersection of Oak and Clay Streets, about a mile and a half northeast of campus.

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