ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A text message from the University of New Mexico on Tuesday read"Please refrain from drinking or using any tap water on campusuntil further notice by request of Physical Plant Dept." OnWednesday, UNM campus plant officials gave the "all clear" for thewater.
According to the school, the water appeared to be green onTuesday.
"We noticed today the water was off-color and we're trying toidentify what the problem is," said Gary Smith, associate directorfor environmental services. "So, we switched over to the city waterand we're flushing the lines to remove all of the residual water.And then we'll determine why the water was off-color."
UNM has their own water system, so while the school tried tofigure out what caused the discolored water, they switched over tothe city's water. The main campus and the UNM health sciencescenter were reporting the green water Tuesday morning whichoriginally caused the alarm. The hospital was not affected.
The water that was being flushed was pumped onto campuslandscaping so the water would not go to waste. Plant officials arestill evaluating the problem and its source.
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