Update, 10:48 p.m., Sept. 23: Water service was restored to the affected buildings as of 8:30 p.m. tonight.
Update, 6:28 p.m., Sept. 23: The city of Chicago will need until 9 p.m. on Monday to complete repairs on the water main. Water service is not expected to be fully restored to Max Palevsky Residence Hall before 10 p.m. on Monday. Affected students can use restroom facilities in the Henry Crown Field House, which will have extended hours and additional staffing tonight until the water problem is resolved.
A water main broke Monday at a University construction site on Ellis Avenue between 56th and 57th streets. The break temporarily closed Ellis Avenue to traffic between 56th and 57th streets, but the street had been reopened by 1:15 p.m.
As a result of the incident, the water supply has been interrupted at two nearby buildings—Max Palevsky West Residence Hall and the Accelerator Building. Officials expect water service to be restored about 6 p.m. today. College Housing officials have been in touch with all residents of Max Palevsky West, requesting that they use bathroom and shower facilities at the Ratner Athletics Center until water service is restored.
Should students or families need immediate assistance or have questions, they are asked to please contact their Resident Head or the hall's front desk.