Water in 3 U buildings safe, clinics to open Monday

Water precautions that have been in place at three University of Minnesota buildings since Wednesday have been lifted, with dental clinic appointments resuming Monday, according to a University press release. The water discoloration and odors in Phillips Wangensteen Building, Diehl Hall and Moos Tower were the result of maintenance being performed on a chiller system that cools campus buildings in spring and summer. Drinking water was tested by University staff and the Minnesota Department of Health, who concluded that water in the three buildings is safe for all uses. The University canceled about 400 appointments at its dental clinics until Monday, and staff are flushing the system to remove any residual contaminants.