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Update: Water back on at MSU Billings main campus following leak

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Posted at 7:49 PM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 11:59:53-04

Update Wednesday 10 a.m.

The water main leak on the university campus has been repaired and the water is turned back on in all buildings, university officials said in a press release Wednesday morning. The water is not safe to drink until it has been tested, which will take a few days.

The water is safe to drink in the College of Business and Apsaruke Hall as they are on a different water system.

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First report

MSU Billings has shut down the water at its main campus to repair a water main leak.

University officials told students and staff on campus to not use bathrooms, showers or drinking fountains until further notice. Port-potties will be stationed around campus, and bottled water will be provided by drinking fountains in campus buildings.

Apsaruke and McDonald Hall have an independent water source and will not be affected by the water shut off. These are alternative places to use the restrooms instead of the porta-potties.

Once the water has been turned back on, it should not be used until it's been tested.

MSUB officials said the leak was not caused by nearby construction.

The campus had a similar problem late last year when a break in the water main left the campus without water for about a week.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY:

University campus is experiencing a water main leak and has shut down the water to the entire university campus to locate and repair the leak.

We are unsure how long the water will be shut off for but will keep you updated.

Do not use the restrooms, showers or drinking fountains until further notice. Porta-potties will be stationed around campus and bottled water will be provided by the drinking fountains in campus buildings. Apsaruke and McDonald Hall have an independent water source and will not be affected by the water shut off. These are alternative places to use the restrooms instead of the porta-potties.

Once the water has been turned back on, please DO NOT drink the water until you receive the ALL CLEAR, as the water will need to be tested.

An update will be provided at noon tomorrow.

This does not affect City College.