Burst pipe leads to water shut-off at Union Thursday morning

A burst water pipe kept most Union stores and restaurants from opening Thursday morning. Water should be restored later in the morning, a Union maintenance worker said. (Rafael Garcia | Collegian Media Group)

If you were planning on getting breakfast or coffee this morning at the K-State Student Union, you might want to get it at home or on the way to campus instead.

Restaurants at the Union are closed this morning due to a burst pipe, as stores and restaurants were notified overnight that water would be unavailable early Thursday morning.

A sign outside a closed Radina’s Coffeehouse at the Union apologized for the inconvenience and said the restaurant would open at 9 a.m. At about 7:10 a.m., a maintenance worker at the Union said it would be at least another hour before water was restored to the building.

Cat’s Den was open at its regular 7 a.m. opening time. The convenience store is serving coffee prepared earlier this morning at 5 a.m., in addition to its other prepackaged items.

Other buildings on campus did not appear to be affected by the shut-off.

“It’s disappointing because I can’t refill my water and stay hydrated for a long day ahead,” Alan Hinds, sophomore in agricultural economics and pre-law, said.

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