Northwest Campus to Close Due to Water Main Break – Consider All Water to be Non-Potable

Northwest Campus to Close Due to Water Main Break – Consider All Water to be Non-Potable

Santa Fe College's Clock Tower on the Northwest Campus.

January 22, 2024 – A water main break on Santa Fe College’s Northwest Campus (3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, FL) requires that the Northwest Campus needs to be vacated no later than 7 p.m. because crews will need to shut off all water in order to make the necessary repairs. Currently, the water main break is not impacting water pressure but, in an abundance of caution, the college has restricted use of water from fountains and we are instructing the college community to avoid drinking or cooking with water from faucets, water fountains, or hoses on the Northwest Campus. Toilet usage is unaffected at this time.  

All classes and activities are required to end in time to leave campus by 7 p.m. Faculty are asked to work with department chairs regarding evening classes scheduled to go beyond 7 p.m. to determine the best plan of action for their specific class in consideration of what is best for students and academic continuity.   

The water main break has no impact on any other SF location, and all classes at the Andrews, Blount, Davis, Kirkpatrick, Perry, and Watson Centers will go on as scheduled. The college expects to be fully operational on Tuesday and does not anticipate any interruption to classes or business operations at the college on Tuesday. 

Employees should contact their supervisors with questions. Students should contact their instructors with questions. We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause and appreciate everyone’s cooperation.   

All updates on the water main repair will be posted on the SF Alerts page