Three NMU buildings to close temporarily for additional water testing

MARQUETTE —¬†Northern Michigan University is closing three campus buildings as a precautionary measure to facilitate additional water testing after inconsistent lead level readings from limited test areas in each facility.

According to a university press release, the PEIF, Thomas Fine Arts and the Learning Resources Center will remain closed until NMU receives expedited independent laboratory results and makes a determination of whether additional investigation and testing is required. NMU will potentially receive these results over the weekend.

Employees in the three impacted buildings should contact their supervisors about working arrangements for the remainder of this week. Updated information will be available HERE.

NMU said they would test the water in more than 50 campus facilities to establish baseline measures following a two-day cautionary closure of the Jacobetti Complex. In February, elevated lead readings were discovered in a single test that was performed following repairs to a water line.

Later tests confirmed the Jacobetti levels are safe, falling below the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion.