WSU Water Main Break Closed School For Additional Two Days

Posted on December 5, 2012 by

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ImageOn November 12 a water main break occurred in front of Worcester State University midday during the scheduled day off on observance of Veterans’ Day. The campus remained closed for two more days while repairs and water restoration occurred and classes and campus operations began again on Thursday November 15.

Electricity was shut off as a precaution while repairs were made. Resident students who had remained on campus for the long weekend were sent home and not allowed to return to the dorms until the evening of Wednesday November 14 when water and electricity were both fully restored.

Water service was shut off for most of the city on the evening of November 12 in order to fully fix the break. The break was fixed by the following morning and restoration of water power was slowly restored to normal.  A 24 hour water boil order was issued to city residents to make sure water was safe for human use.

The Ghosh Science and Technology Building suffered some flooding but all water was removed quickly and the affected areas were fully cleaned and sanitized. No other University buildings suffered any flooding. Water also flooded across the front of campus outside but quickly was cleared up.  The Massachusetts Building Inspector was on campus for two days to make sure everything was safe.

The WSU community was alerted by multiple forms of communication throughout the ordeal whenever an update was available.Image

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