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Statement on water main break

A boil order is in effect until further notice for University of Illinois campus buildings.

A contractor hit a water main near the northwest corner of Bevier Hall (at the intersection of Goodwin Avenue and Gregory Drive). The water pressure in campus buildings dropped below an acceptable level but has since been restored. As a result, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates a boil order until samples can be taken and analyzed. That will take at least 24 hours.

People in University of Illinois campus buildings should boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice. The water can be used for washing, but should not be used for drinking or cooking until deemed safe in accordance with the Illinois EPA.

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