News Release

News and Public Information Office
Glos Center
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-7592
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Do not drink the water


Friday morning update:

A total of 3,716 one-gallon containers of bottled water were distributed to students Thursday. Another 1,000 gallons will be arriving on campus by noon. Distribution to students will occur in the dining halls. Students are asked to keep these containers and refill them at National Guard water trailers, which are being placed throughout campus.

Twelve National Guard water trailers have arrived--the first one was in place behind the Shriver Center at 4 a.m. A National Guard water tank trunk is to arrive at 1 p.m. and it will be used to fill the smaller water trailers.

Thursday alert:

The City of Oxford has issued a water advisory warning residents against drinking city water. This advisory extends to all university buildings on the Oxford campus, including residence halls. Students are warned not to drink from water fountains or to use ice from ice machines until further notice. Water used for drinking or brushing teeth should be boiled vigorously for one minute.

The university will be distributing 3,000 one-gallon water bottles tonight in the dining halls. Students will be asked to share these bottles and to take one per residence hall room. At least seven National Guard water tanks will be parked on campus beginning tomorrow (Friday) so that students can obtain refills until Oxford's water is again safe to drink.

The earliest this warning will be lifted is 2 a.m. Saturday due to testing requirements.


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