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UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 11 - 4:20 p.m.

The boil water advisory has been lifted by the City of Milledgeville.

Below are some guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information can be accessed at www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/bwa/public.html

When the boil water advisory is lifted:

  • Flush pipes and faucets. Run cold water faucets continuously for at least 5 minutes.
  • Flush water coolers. Run coolers with direct water connections for 5 minutes.
  • Flush home automatic ice makers. Make three batches of ice cubes and discard all three batches.
  • Change all point-of-entry and point-of-use water filters, including those associated with equipment that uses water.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 11 - 10:10 a.m.

The areas affected by the recent water disruption are still under a boil water advisory until further notice. This includes several Georgia College residence halls and other buildings.

Bottled water will be available in the residence halls, at Sanford Hall Housing Office and at The Max for students until the boil water advisory is lifted.

For information on commonly asked questions and answers about boil water notices, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For questions or concerns, you can call 478-445-5004, or visit frontpgage.gcsu.edu for updates.  

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 2:25 p.m.

The City of Milledgeville has restored water in the area of the 400-600 block of W. Greene Street, which includes several Georgia College residence halls and other buildings. Although the water is running again, this area is still under a boil water notice.

The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.

Once again, this is a boil water notice for only those Georgia College facilities affected by the water disruption and will remain in effect until further notice.

Bottled water will be available in the residence halls, at Sanford Hall Housing Office and at The Max for students until the boil water advisory is lifted.

Shower facilities are also available at the Wellness Center for students until closing at 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

For information on commonly asked questions and answers about boil water notices, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For questions or concerns, you can call 478-445-5004, or visit frontpgage.gcsu.edu for updates.  

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 10 - 10:45 a.m.

The City of Milledgeville continues to experience a disruption in water services that has affected part of the Georgia College campus. Unfortunately, several residence halls and other buildings on main campus do not have water because of the problem with the city’s water line. Although Georgia College is doing all within its power to limit the impact on the community, the water situation continues to be problematic, and city officials are working to repair the water line as quickly as possible. 
 
Georgia College is assisting students by: 

  • Maintenance staff will be going door-to-door in each of the Central Campus residence halls with the means to flush toilets and check plumbing.  
  • Portable toilets are onsite to allow students to use the restroom. Four are available at each residence hall. The common area restrooms will also be available on an as-needed basis. 
  • Shuttles are leaving from Greene Street in front of Sanford Hall every 30 minutes to take students to the Wellness Center for showers. 
  • Bottled water will be available in all residence halls, at Sanford Hall Housing Office and at The MAX for students. 

We have an emergency response team actively working to mitigate the impact to campus as well as provide any assistance to the city. For questions or concerns, you can call 478-445-5004.
  
Once water is restored, the boil water advisory will remain in effect until lifted by the City of Milledgeville Water Authority.  

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UPDATE: Monday, Jan. 9 - 2:50 p.m.

Officials with the City of Milledgeville Water Department are issuing a boil water advisory. A broken water main is causing a water disruption for several Georgia College facilities in the area of the 400-600 block of W. Greene St. As the Milledgeville Water Department continues to repair the water main, there may exist a potential health hazard in these areas of low pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality.

In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all Georgia College facilities affected by the water disruption that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressure are advised to "boil" all water prior to use for drinking, cooking or preparing food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.

Once again, this is a boil water notice for only those Georgia College facilities affected by the water disruption and will remain in effect until further notice. Signage will be posted at each Georgia College facility affected by the water disruption.

Below are some guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information can be accessed at www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/bwa/public.html

When the boil water advisory is cancelled:

-Flush pipes and faucets. Run cold water faucets continuously for at least 5 minutes.
-Flush water coolers. Run coolers with direct water connections for 5 minutes.
-Flush home automatic ice makers. Make three batches of ice cubes and discard all three batches.
-Change all point-of-entry and point-of-use water filters, including those associated with equipment that uses water.

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Monday, Jan. 9 - 9 a.m.

Milledgeville Water Department has experienced a disruption in water services. At this time GC classes and operations will continue as scheduled unless otherwise advised.

Georgia College buildings potentially affected include Centennial Center, Ann Simpson-Smith House, Newell Watts House, Sallie Ellis-Davis House, Adams Hall, Sanford Hall, Parkhurst Hall, Wells Hall, Napier Hall, Foundation Hall and the Depot.

Updates will be provided on Front Page and GC email.

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