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Friday, April 23, 2021

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Update: UH to resume classes Saturday


UH will not have classes Friday. | File photo

UH will remain closed Friday after shutting down Thursday afternoon due to a water main break. | File photo

Update 2/29 11:22 a.m.: The City of Houston lifted the boil order Saturday morning. Residents are urged to flush out their water systems by running it for several minutes.

Update 2/28 6:40 p.m.: The University on Saturday will resume classes, CASA testing and women’s basketball, according to a UH alert.

Houston is still under a boil water notice until at least 7 a.m. Saturday. Those visiting campus are urged to bring their own bottled water and snacks as there will be no food service.

Restrooms will operate with intermittent water pressure and there will be port-a-potties around campus, according to the alert.

Original: UH will remain closed Friday after a broken water main forced much of the city and campus to close, according to a UH alert.

Campus closed Thursday afternoon after a 96-inch water line that serves 40-50 percent of the city busted open, flooding parts of the city and lowering water pressure for hours.

On-campus residents had limited dining options and the University was forced to bring in port-a-potties following the drop in water pressure across campus closing restrooms.

A boil order was issued for Houston due to the drop in water pressure increasing the risk of bacteria. The boil order was issued with no end time.

All University activities will be canceled Friday except baseball’s matchup against Texas State at 6:30 p.m., according to the alert.

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