Water outage in Thurston and Mitchell Halls ‘unexpectedly’ pushed to Tuesday

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Jordan Emont | Photo Editor

Updated:  Oct. 23, 2012 11:54 a.m.

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Aaron Goodtree

Water will be out in Mitchell and Thurston Halls for up to six hours Tuesday to fix a leaking underground pipe, according to an email sent to residents.

The University warned residents Monday that water would be shut off that evening through the early morning to repair a leaking water main. But property manager Lauren Orvis said in the Tuesday email that D.C. Water and Sewer Authority “unexpectedly” shut the water off Tuesday instead. She said the outage would last between four to six hours.

Greg Collins, a representative with D.C. Water, said Monday that the office was notified of the leaky water main before the weekend, but the leak was not causing damage.

He said the repair usually takes between six to eight hours, but the time estimate could change once the crew digs down and evaluates the pipe’s damage.

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