Water main break shuts down facilities in three buildings, again

There is ongoing construction in the area to replace the infrastructure of the buildings, which is aged and subject to breakage, UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said. (File/The Daily Campus)

A water main broke on North Eagleville Road Thursday, disrupting the usage of facilities in the Torrey Life Sciences Building, Atwater Laboratory and Hillel Building for three and a half hours at the University of Connecticut.

An alert was sent out to the UConn community at 12:40 p.m. informing students and staff of the break. The alert said classes would not be disrupted but that everyone should use the restroom facilities in adjacent buildings until the issue was resolved.

At 3:24 p.m. an “All Clear” alert was sent out, telling the community the break had been repaired and that all services in affected buildings had been restored.

This is the second time in a month that a water main break on North Eagleville Road has caused the facilities in these buildings to be disrupted.

There is ongoing construction in the area to replace the infrastructure of the buildings, which is aged and subject to breakage, UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said. 


Anna Zarra Aldrich is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at anna.aldrich@uconn.edu. She tweets @ZarraAnna.