Occupants of all Athens campus buildings and nearby neighborhoods are advised to observe a water boil advisory until 8 p.m. today following a pair of city water line breaks Sunday morning.
Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services Christine Sheets said university personnel reacted quickly upon learning of the break along Stewart Street that affected campus Sunday morning. Dining Services employees shut down dining halls' ice and pop machines immediately and worked with university vendors to supply bottled water.
"We took all precautionary measures starting Sunday morning as soon as we found out about the break," Sheets said.
University maintenance personnel monitored the situation as water was restored building by building following repairs to the break, Sheets said.
In Bromley Hall, five rooms experienced minor flooding when water service was restored because a sink in a sixth-floor bathroom was left on. Martha Roberts, university custodial services manager, said students did not have to be relocated while custodial staff worked to clean carpets in the affected rooms.
She also noted that students and Residence Life staff were instrumental in preventing the water from spreading to more rooms by helping custodial staff with cleanup efforts.
"That's a great help," she said, "and it keeps extensive damage from happening."
A separate water main break on Curtis Street affected some off-campus neighborhoods.