University without water after west side main break
A major water main break on Evansville’s west side has left portions of the University without running water.
The break happened in the 4700 block of Upper Mount Vernon Road, and many businesses are also affected.
Bottled water is available at the Community Center, Housing and Residence Life main office, and at all four residence hall desks and the Community Center desk will be staffed 24 hours at this time according to the university.
The university is asking students to stay tuned for a possible boil advisory.
Price said they will send another notification if there is a boil advisory, which would likely last several days.
“I have been here ten years and I have not seen something this big,” Price said.
“The water company is trying to fix it but it could be several hours.” If the situation worsens, Price said housing staff will place flyers on doors and continue to keep the Community Center open 24 hours.
Price said showers for students are fine but would not recommend brushing teeth following the boil advisory.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.