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A sign designates a sink in a Thomas Fine Arts bathroom to just hand washing. Sinks and water fountains in this facility, the PEIF and the Learning Resource Center were found to have high levels of lead after multiple rounds of testing were conducted by university officials and consultative groups. 
Photo by Tim Eggert

Water deemed safe for consumption

Tim Eggert August 30, 2018

NMU installs new fixtures and filters to mitigate lead-tainted sources Following two months of comprehensive and collaborative mitigation efforts between university officials and independent environmental...

After the initial closing of the Jacobetti Complex due to elevated lead content, two independent labs collected samples for testing. Both results indicated levels below the legal limit.
Photo by: Kat Torreano

Jacobetti results prompt campus-wide test

Trevor Drew February 22, 2018

Northern Michigan University officials have decided to test the water in all campus buildings to establish a quality baseline after elevated lead levels were discovered in the Jacobetti Complex last week. After...

Pipes pose problems

Hannah Fermanich December 6, 2012

Residents in Hunt Hall had an unexpected surprise when water made its way into their residences on Saturday, Dec. 1. A failure in the attic sprinkler system caused water to leak and saturate the insulation...

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