The City of Wichita has issued a boil water advisory for Wichita beginning June 7. That impacts water on Wichita State’s campuses within the city limits, including sinks and water fountains.

All fountain drink services on campus have been converted to bottled beverages. The Starbucks at the RSC will also close temporarily during the boil advisory.

Please read the following information and guidance provided by the City of Wichita:

During routine maintenance at the City of Wichita water treatment plant, for a short period of time, an unexpected water quality change occurred, resulting in a slight increase in turbidity. Turbidity is a measure of the clarity of the water. The problem has been corrected and water treatment is performing normally. Out of an abundance of caution, customers are advised to boil their water prior to consumption.

City of Wichita water customers, including Wichita State University, should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.
  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

Faculty and staff working in campus buildings after hours or on the weekends should contact the Wichita State University Police Department (WSUPD) if they notice any locked doors propped open. Propping locked doors open provides anyone on the campus access to secured university buildings. To prevent theft or damage to university buildings, don’t prop doors open.

For more information, contact the WSUPD at 316-978-3450.

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team will be conducting training exercises on campus in full gear with weapons 8 a.m.-noon today, Dec. 17 beginning at parking lot 5. The team will then walk to Jabara and Grace Wilkie halls to use the tunnel access areas. The team will also train inside the south side of Hubbard Hall, where no Wichita State employees or staff will be present.