News Release

REF NO.: 200

SUBJECT: Memorial's main St. John's campus reopens

DATE: August 2, 2015

Memorial University has made bottled and/or filtered water available for students, faculty, staff and visitors at conveniently accessible locations. As a result, the main St. John's campus is now open.

Buildings have reopened today based on one of three criteria:

  • Individual buildings have had water quality test results confirming there is no issue with lead;
  • Designated filtered chilling stations have been retrofitted with additional filters designed for lead removal;
  • Designated supplies of bottled water for faculty, staff, students and visitors are available to use while testing continues. Please refer to signage in each building for instructions regarding drinking water locations.

For a list of drinking water locations by building, click here: http://www.mun.ca/vpc/water-location.php. Individuals should bring reusable bottles to fill for their personal use.

Memorial continues to work with an accredited testing provider to analyze water quality in the 50 buildings on the main St. John’s campus.  The university will make bottled and/or filtered water available until it can confirm that customary sources of water meet the criteria within Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/sum_guide-res_recom/index-eng.php#t2).

A Q&A document outlining common questions is available online, http://www.mun.ca/vpc/water-quality.php

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