Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Campus boil water advisory in effect

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The City of Cape Girardeau issued a boil water advisory at 8:30 a.m. for some 2,000 residents, including all of main campus.

A low water pressure event this morning caused the advisory, according to the City. Crews responded to the incident location on Sprigg this morning near the entrance of Towers.

Some locations on campus may still experience low water pressure, according to the SE Alerts statement. The campus Starbucks location is currently closed due to the boil water advisory, and Catapult Creative House is only serving bottled drinks. Students should not use water refill stations or ice machines during this time.

The advisory is in effect for at least 48 hours, unless a water test indicates the water is safe to use. During this time, individuals should not drink, brush their teeth, wash dishes, cook or rinse produce using water from the tap. Water should be boiled for three to five minutes and cooled prior to using.

For more information on locations affected by the advisory, visit