Officials compensate Guthridge residents $250 for water-related issues

Students living in Guthridge Hall now have an extra $250 to spend on GWorld after inconsistent water pressure and temperatures plagued the building for nearly two months.

In an email sent to Guthridge residents Thursday, officials said students will be compensated as a “token of appreciation” for being patient while the hall’s water-related issues were being addressed. Students affected by the problem said they often waited up to 10 minutes for the shower to heat up and scheduled showers during the day or at their friend’s rooms in other residence halls to avoid showering in cold water.

The issues came up shortly after Guthridge was upgraded over the summer to replace outdated shower fixtures. The building’s pipes maintained by D.C. Water had reduced its water pressure by “nearly half,” the email states.

“It appears at this time that D.C. Water’s repair of its infrastructure has resolved this issue but we continue to actively monitor the building and encourage you to file a FixIt if you are experiencing any water issues in the building since this is the most effective way to determine if additional repairs are needed,” the email states.

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