CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — You can now drink to your heart’s content!
The water fountain at UNC’s famous Old Well has reopened after poop was found in the water fountain’s bowl on Tuesday morning, university officials told CBS 17 on Thursday.
According to officials, the Old Well reopened to the public on Wednesday evening.
Earlier on Wednesday, a UNC spokesperson told CBS 17 that “the Department of Environment, Health and Safety will inspect the Well before it will reopen to the public.”
The Well had already been sanitized by the facilities staff on Tuesday.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — The water fountain at UNC’s famous Old Well remained closed Wednesday after poop was found in the water fountain’s bowl on Tuesday morning, according to university officials.
The excrement was found inside the fountain’s bowl and on the spout by a CBS 17 reporter on Tuesday morning.
Our reporter immediately alerted the grounds crew at UNC to the issue. A crew member said that no one else had reported the poop to them until our reporter made them aware.
The grounds crew quickly covered the water fountain in a black trash bag.
Students are known to take a sip from the fountain in order to get some good luck and that’s how the poop was found in the first place — our reporter wanted his good luck sip from the fountain and he ended up finding something else.
CBS 17 reached out to the university on Tuesday morning but did not receive a response. We reached out again Wednesday morning and were given a statement addressing the issue.
On Tuesday morning, Facilities Services received a report of fecal matter at the Old Well. The Well was immediately covered and completely sanitized. The Department of Environment, Health and Safety will inspect the Well before it will reopen to the public.”
It’s still not clear whether it was human or animal poop, but readers have suggested it was probably dog feces.
UNC did not provide a timetable for when they expect the Old Well to reopen.