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Water Alert

On January 31, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory that includes Duquesne's campus.

The following communications have been sent via email and social media to keep students, faculty, staff and others informed of the situation.

Duquesne has not yet received any information from PWSA as to how long the advisory will last.

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Water Update
February 2, 2017 - 2 p.m.

Starbucks at the Duquesne Union will reopen at 4 p.m. today. Coffee Tree Roasters will reopen on Friday morning and all other dining operations are back to normal.

Water Update
February 2, 2017 - 12:30 p.m.

PWSA has lifted the water advisory effective immediately. It is no longer required to boil tap water before consumption and you may resume normal usage. You may notice a chlorine smell when first running the water, which should dissipate. Thank you to the entire Duquesne community for your cooperation during this incident.

Water Update
February 1, 2017 - 8:15 p.m.

Additional bottles and gallon jugs of water are now available to resident students in the lobby of Towers. Each resident will be able to collect one gallon or additional bottles, and further deliveries will take place tomorrow as well. In order to help promote sustainability on campus, we ask that residents return the empty containers to the lobby for recycling. Commuter students and employees should bring their own water to campus.

Water Update
February 1, 2017 - 3:30 p.m.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., gallon jugs of water will be made available to resident students in the lobbies of St. Ann, St. Martin, Vickroy, Assumption, Des Places, and Brottier. Gallon jugs of water will be available for all Towers residents within the next 3 to 4 hours.  Exact time is yet to be determined, but will be communicated as soon as supplies are available.  If Towers residents need additional water before that delivery, bottled water is still available in the Towers lobby. Additional deliveries will take place tomorrow as well.

In order to help promote sustainability on campus, we ask that residents return the empty containers to the lobby for recycling.

Water Update
February 1, 2017 - 12:30 p.m.

Additional bottled water will be made available to resident students in the lobby of each Living Learning Center at approximately 1 p.m. today. We ask that each student take no more than 2 bottles for use this afternoon. Additional water is expected to be delivered and made available this evening. Further instruction will be sent out via email later today.

As a reminder:

Hogan Dining Center (located in Duquesne Towers) and the Incline (located in the Student Union) will be open during normal hours with limited beverage options at this time.

Water from sinks and fountains should not be used to drink, brush teeth or wash dishes until further notice.

Water Issue on Campus- Please Bring Your Own to Drink
February 1, 2017 - 8 a.m.

Due to the ongoing City of Pittsburgh water alert that is affecting Duquesne, employees and commuter students are asked to bring their own drinking water to campus. Water fountains and taps should not be used for drinking water until further notice.

While Starbucks and some dining options will be closed today, Hogan Dining Center (located in Duquesne Towers) and the Incline (located in the Student Union) will be open during normal hours with limited beverage options at this time.

We will continue to update you on the situation as it progresses. You can also visit the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's website for more information about the alert http://pgh2o.com.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Water Update
January 31, 2017 - 11 p.m.

Bottled water is being distributed now to resident students in the lobby of each Living Learning Center. We ask that each student take no more than 2 bottles for use tonight, as additional water will be delivered and made available in the morning. Further instruction will be sent out via email in the morning.

Hogan Dining Center (located in Duquesne Towers) and the Incline (located in the Student Union) will be open during normal hours with limited beverage options at this time.

As a reminder, water from sinks and fountains should not be used to drink, brush teeth or wash dishes until further notice.

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Issues Water Advisory
January 31, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has issued a precautionary flush and boil water advisory that includes Duquesne’s campus and other neighborhoods in the central and eastern sections of the city.

The neighborhoods are: Bedford Dwellings, Bloomfield, Bluff, Crawford, East Liberty, Friendship, Glenwood, Greenfield, Highland Park, Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Lawrenceville, Lincoln-Lemington, Morningside, Oakland, Point Breeze, Polish Hill, Regent Square, Shadyside, Stanton Heights, Squirrel Hill, Swisshelm Park, and Terrace Village.

PWSA is advising customers in affected areas to take the following steps before using water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food.

  • Flush your water tap by running water for 1 minute or longer, then boil water for 1 minute, and let it cool before consumption.

You could also consider using bottled water for these activities.

The advisory is in effect until further notice.

For more information, visit http://www.pgh2o.com/.

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