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BREAKING: Water color may change due to repair


Organizations like McAlister’s Deli handed out water bottles to assist students during last week’s water shutdown. | Nguyen Le/The Cougar

UH sent a water advisory email to students, faculty and staff late Tuesday evening.

The City of Houston will perform an emergency repair on a water transmission line at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and that campus water fixtures may experience pressure changes, flow reversals or discoloration, according to the email.

No interruption of residential or dining services is expected.

The repair comes a week after the last water shutdown. With no water, campus dining services were forced to shut down, leading to long lines at food trucks and several student organizations distributing free water bottles.

On Sept. 20, the city deemed campus water was unsafe for consumption after students noted on social media that water across campus had turned yellow or brown. Regular water service returned to campus Sept. 22.

The email from University Marketing, Communications and Media Relations maintains that water supply to the University of Houston remains safe for consumption.

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