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From: University Safety & Security Services
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 11:14 AM
To: AU Community
Subject: Boil Water Advisory Issued for DC


AU Community,


Due to a water main break this morning in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) advised customers to take precaution and boil their water for one minute for cooking and drinking until further notice if they live in certain areas. These areas include the main campus of American University, the Washington College of Law, Spring Valley, as well as all other AU offices.  DC Water has provided a map of the affected area.  


This advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution.


We encourage all members of the AU community in the affected areas to follow the precautionary guidance offered and boil water used to drink, brush your teeth, or prepare meals. When boiling, bring water to a rolling boil for one minute, then allow to cool. Avoid using drinking fountains.


To assist with the situation, American University Campus Dining will follow the DC Water precautionary measures when preparing food.  The University is also making arrangements to have bottled water made available on campus, and additional information on this will be provided.  


An FAQ is available through the DC Water Web site and you can also call DC Water Customer Service at 202.354.3600 or the 24-Hour Command Center at 202.612.3400.


We will keep our community advised of changes to this advisory.