Cindy Bither
Administrative Assistant
P: (540) 464-7207
F: (540) 464-7443

111 Smith Hall
Lexington, VA 24450

Water Line Break on Post

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UPDATE (11:10 a.m., Aug. 28, 2011) – All water service has been restored to all buildings. 


UPDATE (7:30 a.m., Aug. 26, 2011) – Cold water service was restored to Old and New Barracks yesterday evening, and work continues to restore hot water service.  Work is also continuing to restore water service to the laundry and to Shell Hall.  


UPDATE (12:30 p.m., Aug. 25, 2011) – Contractors are on siteexcavating around the suspected site of a water line break to assess the extentof damages.  A determination of theexpected time when full service will be restored will be made after the assessmentis completed.

At this time, the water line break has been isolated, but inthe process water service is not available in Old and New Barracks, Shell Halland the adjacent “in-fill building” including the post laundry, and CarrollHall.

Short-term arrangements are being made to providealternative services for cadets and employees.  



At approximately 1210 hours this afternoon, VMI experienced a water line break in the area of the old Barber shop and Shell Hall.  

As a result of isolating the water line break, the following facilities are currently without water:

·         Old Barracks
·         Shell Hall
·         Carroll hall
·         Richardson Hall
Adequate showers facilities exist in New Barracks and Third Barracks.  Mess hall service is not affected.  Cadet training and operations are continuing without interruption.
Lexington Public Works is assisting as needed. Additional information will be sent as it becomes available. Any questions should be directed to the Physical Plant Ext 7357.