Students in the dorms have been advised to avoid using sinks, toilets, showers and laundry facilities in their buildings.
Facilities Management staff is assessing the situation, and crews are working to restore normal operations.
The outage was caused by a "faulty feeder," according to a statement from this university.
UMD can’t keep treating its service and maintenance staff as disposable.
The bill passed unanimously.
The outage occurred early Wednesday morning.
The 10-day outage is scheduled to stretch over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Treating employees of color poorly discourages students of color from enrolling.
They include Caroline, Tydings and Woods halls, among others.
Workers will begin tearing up sidewalks and the Varsity Practice Fields over the next month.