12 P.M. UPDATE 2/7: The City of West Palm Beach has lifted the city-wide precautionary boil water advisory affecting the University's West Palm Beach campus. Please run the water for 5 to 10 minutes before using the water for drinking, brushing teeth or washing dishes. The city's update is available here.
5 P.M. UPDATE: The precautionary boil water notice remains in effect and has the potential to continue through the weekend. The City of West Palm Beach’s most recent update can be accessed by clicking here.
Do not use the water for brushing teeth, drinking or washing dishes. Neither the water, nor the ice, should be consumed by people or animals.
The University will continue caring for and communicating with residential students. Bottled water will be available to residential students throughout the weekend. The next University-wide communication will take place when the City of West Palm Beach has an update.
12:21 P.M. UPDATE: Text alerts, emails, social media posts, posters on students’ residence doors and a notification on the University’s website has alerted our community that the City of West Palm Beach has issued a precautionary boil water notice after a water main break.
Officials urge residents to not use tap water for the following, until the city issues a “Rescission” notice:
Bottled water is being delivered to residential students. In-person classes are being held.
A water station for employees has been established at the Workship Office on the first floor of the Lassiter Student Center. Beginning at noon, employees can pick up water bottles on an as-needed basis. It is recommended you establish how much water your department will need for the rest of the day and send one representative per department.
Aramark, our food service provider, is well aware of this temporary issue as it relates to all food-service. Aramark is taking the following precautions:
In-person classes continue. Signs have been deployed throughout campus as a reminder not to drink the water or use it to brush teeth.
7:37 A.M. 2/5 ORIGINAL POST: A boil water alert has been issued for Palm Beach Atlantic’s West Palm Beach campus due to a water main break.
DO NOT use the water for brushing teeth, drinking or washing dishes. Also, do not use the ice. The water is not to be consumed by people or animals.
In-person classes will be held, and bottled water is being delivered to residential students. Update to follow.