University of Houston's water drinkable, officials say

HOUSTON – The water at The University of Houston is once again safe to drink after the water lines were flushed due to water discoloration Wednesday. 

The school issued a statement earlier Wednesday that said the water supplied by the city of Houston had become discolored and It's unclear what caused the discoloration.

Thursday, The university sent out another statement that said the water had been tested and cleared for student and campus consumption. 

Crews from the city of Houston tested chlorine levels in the water Tuesday and Wednesday and the results were normal, they said.

"It usually doesn't happen on campus and it was just surprising," student Fahad Noormohammed said. "We noticed earlier that it was brown. If you went to the UC and you filtered your water, it would come out brown. It was nasty and unsanitary, but steadily it's increasing all around campus and the water is being filtered out."

Public works officials said the water being provided to UH is safe and they don't have reason to believe otherwise.

A statement from the University of Houston is an update on the water status:

"Test results of the water collected from the University of Houston and sent to a City of Houston lab have come back negative.  Based on these results, the City of Houston, which supplies the water, has informed us the tap water on the UH campus is safe for consumption.  At this time, the recommendation against drinking tap water on campus is lifted.

UH dining services and effected retail establishments are expected to resume full operation tomorrow at breakfast.  Until then, limited service will continue.  Dining updates may be found at or on Twitter at @UHDining.
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