Students in McMaster residence express concern over building’s water


Students living in a downtown McMaster University residence are continuing to express frustration over their living conditions, including the building’s water. CBC reports that McMaster sent students a list of precautionary guidelines when using water, which included boiling water, not swallowing the water used for bathing, and using bottled or boiled water to wash dishes. The City of Hamilton said that the residence building is not breaking any city bylaws, and Hamilton Water noted that the test for “chlorine residual” met requirements. McMaster has provided all floors with bottled drinking water, completed a chlorine process, and implemented a schedule for flushing the water supply system. McMaster has reportedly offered students one-on-one appointments to meet with staff to provide feedback, but the CUPE 3906 Tenant Working Solidarity Group is urging the university to meet with residents as a group.

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