I just got this in my school e-mail:
The Onondaga County Health Department has issued a boil water order until further notice for the southeastern portion of the City of Syracuse, which includes both Syracuse University's North Campus and South Campus. The order has been issued due to test results received today identifying the presence of E-coli bacteria in water samples.
Water should be boiled at a full boil for a minimum of one minute
before drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or being
used in food preparation; boiling kills most bacteria and other
organisms in the water.
Bathing is permitted, but incidental ingestion during bathing
activities should be avoided.
During the duration of the boil water order, only bottled beverages
will be served in campus dining halls, and appropriate procedures are
being followed in food preparation.
Water bottles are being distributed to North Campus residence halls.
Two bottles per day will be available for each student in a residence
Bottled water for South Campus apartment residents and Skyhall
residents is available from 7:30 a.m. to midnight at the Goldstein
Student Center and from midnight to 4 a.m. at the South Campus Welcome
Center on Skytop Road.
Bottled water will be available for users of campus gymnasiums and
other Recreation Services facilities.
Bottled water is available to academic/administrative departments on an
as-needed basis through the University Commissary at 443-3803.
The Onondaga County Health Department is working cooperatively with the
City of Syracuse to identify and correct the problem. E-coli bacteria
indicate that the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste.
Those most at risk for health issues from E-coli ingestion include
infants, young children, elderly individuals and people with severely
compromised immune systems.
When ingested, this bacteria may cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea,
headaches or other symptoms. It is advised that if you are experiencing
any of these symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately.
Students with concerns or questions may contact Health Services at
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