UNB, STU remain under boil order after water main break

UNB, STU remain under boil order after water main break

A water boil order is still in effect for two Fredericton universities following a water main break that happened early Monday morning. 

University officials are saying the boil water order will remain in effect until sampling is completed.

"Public Health monitors results of tests and will advise when [the] order can be lifted," said Sonya Gilks in an email to CBC News on Tuesday morning. 

The boil water order has been issued by the Department of Health and is in effect for the Aitken University Centre and Marshall d'Avray Hall on UNB campus.

A boil water order has also been issued for STU's J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre, Vanier Hall and George Martin Hall.

Three buildings on both UNB and STU campuses were forced to close following Monday's water main break, as well as the New Brunswick Community College. 

Gilks said those buildings are expected to open on Tuesday morning.

"The Print Shop at Marshall d'Avray Hall will be closed until further notice, however the remainder of the building is planned to be opened by morning," said a press release issued by UNB Monday night. 

Gilks said the water main break has been located and fixed by crews who worked throughout the day on Monday.

What to do during a boil water order:

- All water destined for drinking, preparing infant formulas and juices, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking and dental hygiene should be held at a rolling boil for one minute.

- Unless advised differently by the Department of Health, under most circumstances it is not necessary to boil water used for other household purposes. 

- Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Toddlers and infants should be sponged bathed and caregivers need to ensure no water is drunk or swallowed.

- Dishes and laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or machine, unless advised differently by a Department of Health representative.