Water fountains in parts of Norman Hall contaminated

The water fountains in Norman Hall’s east wing are temporarily closed.

“Out of Order,” the papers taped above and on the fountains read. “Water unsafe to drink.”

Thursday morning, the UF College of Education received a report saying the water in the water fountains on the first and ground floors of Norman Hall’s east wing contained a sediment and was unsafe to drink, said Larry Lansford, UF College of Education’s director of communications. The water in the sinks is still safe to use.

The college called UF Physical Plant immediately. Today, they will test the water and work to fix the problem, he said. Lansford said that Norman Hall is going through renovations, and plumbing is a part of that.

“This is more evidence of the renovations sorely needed at Norman Hall,” he said.

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