On Tuesday, April 19, there was a water main break on North Grand Avenue near Dissmore’s, causing a water outage and loss of pressure in the water system. This led to the City of Pullman issuing a precautionary boil water order for those who live on College and Military Hill. Water samples were taken and submitted for testing.
The WSU Office of Emergency Management sent out a notification and updates to supplement the City of Pullman’s boil water order due to the possibility that it may affect students, staff and faculty.
The lab results of the sampling indicated that there is no water contamination. As … » More …
WSU Facilities Services has confirmed that — in addition to Greek houses and private residences on College and Military Hills which may be occupied by individuals connected to WSU — the following facilities located off-campus are impacted by the current City of Pullman Boil Notice:
The WSU Research Park Friel House Talmadge Anderson Heritage House Casa Latina House Native American Cultural House Asian American Pacific Islander Cultural House Culver House Adams Mall Papa John’s
WSU facilities and buildings located on campus are not affected by this event. For more information, refer to City of Pullman sources.
City of Pullman Maintenance and Operations Superintendent Art Garro issued a boil water order this afternoon subsequent to a major water main break on North Grand Avenue.
Following State of Washington rules in this regard and as a precaution regarding the risk of illness from contamination, businesses and residents located on College Hill and Military Hill who are on the city water system should boil their water or use bottled water until further notice. That is for water that will be used for drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food, making ice and washing dishes, or use bottled water until further notice. To kill germs, heat water … » More …
Earlier today, 12-inch water main located in Grand Avenue near Dissmore’s ruptured and several hundred thousand gallons of water escaped from two City of Pullman reservoirs in the system, which were drained and parts of the system were completely without water. Because of this event, a water quality warning (Boil Notice) has been issued for College Hill and Military Hill. While this does not affect buildings on the main WSU campus, Greek houses, WSU facilities off campus and the Research Park are impacted.
IF YOU ARE IN A BUILDING IN THESE AREAS, DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water … » More …