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Update: Water back on at MSU Billings but not drinkable

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 23:46:03-05

Update 9:30 p.m.- The water has been turned back on at the MSU Billings campus, but it is not drinkable, according to campus officials.

People on campus can wash their hands or use the bathroom.

University campus classes will resume Thursday.



BILLINGS - A water main break has forced the closure of the MSU Billings campus.

University officials said in a press release Wednesday that all campus activities had been suspended as of 11:20 a.m. due to the water line break. The closure will be in place until further notice, the release states.

City College is not affected by the closure and continues activities as normal.

University officials provided these guidelines:

- Do not drink the water on the university campus.

- Do not use the restrooms on the university campus.

- Make provisions for personal use (water and hygiene) if you live on campus. Arrangements are being made for those who reside on campus. More info forthcoming.

- Employees: go home and work from home if you are able to until further notice.

- For immediate medical care, please use walk-in clinic at St. Vincent’s or Billings Clinic.

The university said an update would be provided at 3 p.m. Wednesday.