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Breaking: WSU Officials: ‘Do not use campus water for ANY purpose’

Wright State Water Tower | Photo by Grace Ramsdell | The Wright State Guardian

Wright State University issued a drinking water warning Wednesday afternoon asking all community members to refrain from using any water for any purpose due to possible contamination.

Environmental Health and Safety released a drinking water warning via email warning about possible water contamination from maintenance activities for HVAC systems.

There is no evidence of water contamination at this time, according to the campus-wide communication, but the possibility still exists.

According to Greg Merkle, a specialist with Envrionmental Health and Safety, this is an unusual event and has not occured before on WSU’s campus.

Merkle was first notified of the possible contamination by email Wednesday morning just before noon.

The possible contamination affects anyone served by the WSU public water system. The only housing unit included in this advisory is Hamilton Hall.


All those affected should not use any WSU water for any purpose effective immediately and until further notice.

Individuals should use bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.

What is WSU doing?

According to the communication, WSU is investigating the possible contamination and taking the steps to correct the problem.

Bottled water is available at Customer Care in 065 Allyn Hall. Offices can also request bottled water by contacting customer care at 937-775-4444.

This is a developing story.

Makenzie Hoeferlin


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