Water again shut off in Gelman Library, four other campus buildings

For the second week in a row, maintenance work on water lines on campus will shut off water to Gelman library and several other campus buildings.

D.C. Water will shut off water to Gelman Library and Staughton Hall as well as Madison, JBKO and Munson residence halls to complete its work on the Science and Engineering Hall, University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said.

The shut off will occur from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. The Starbucks in Gelman library will also be closed because health codes require the availability of hot water. Students in the hall should not use their bathrooms, sinks or washing machines during the outage, Hiatt said.

The water was also turned off in those buildings last week as D.C. Water completed preliminary tests for the service work.

This post was updated Thursday, April 10 at 4:21 p.m. to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly reported that the buildings were shut down last week. While the water was turned off, the buildings remained open. We regret this error.

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