UPDATE: MSU residence halls reopen after water main repair

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A water main was broken on the campus of Mississippi State University.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 11:26 AM
Updated: Jan 5, 2018 11:28 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – Mississippi State University has reopened two residence halls following a water main break Thursday.

The break was near the Dogwood and Deavenport halls on the Starkville campus.

Repairs have been made to the water main.

The university says the halls suffered no interior damage, but the water was turned off until the outside repair could be made.

The two halls, as well as the university’s Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans at Nusz Hall, will operate under a boil water notice until the Mississippi State Department of Health clears the water.

The university will provide bottled drinking water in the buildings until the notice is lifted.

“Students and staff can safely use the water for purposes other than drinking or consumption in activities such as dental hygiene,” said MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter. “We anticipate regulatory rulings to lift the boil water notice within 24-48 hours.”

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