At about 12:25 PM this afternoon, Kenyon students were alerted to a boil alert for the Village of Gambier by text message and e-mail.
For those students who may not be aware, a boil alert is a a warning from the government or health authorities, and means that an area’s drinking water may be contaminated with pathogens and should not be drunk. Students should either drink bottled water, or boil their water. Water should be boiled for a full minute in order to disinfect it. Note: filters do not disinfect water. You should not brush your teeth, but you can wash your hands and bathe — just be careful not to ingest any of the water.
As of publication, the College has not issued any notice of why there is a boil alert, or when the alert will end. This article will be updated with new information.