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Monday, July 7, 2008

Updated: Facilities Management to begin rationing chilled water

[NOTE: This posted was updated at 5:23 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2008]

Facilities Management will begin "light" rationing of chilled water on East Campus Thursday, July 10. On Friday, July 11 chilled water will continue to be rationed on East Campus and may need to be rationed to West Campus. The rationing will mainly affect administration and general classroom buildings. The most common use of chilled water is air conditioning. A chilled water building priority list was established in order to maintain cooling in buildings with the greatest need. Highest priority is given to facilities containing wet labs and/or computing equipment.

The recent flood damaged part of the University's utility system, limiting the ability to produce steam and chilled water necessary to generate air conditioning in some University buildings. Facilities Management is working to resolve this issue. In the meantime, the potential for warm, uncomfortable offices exists. Environmental Health & Safety, in collaboration with Human Resources, has put together more information at

For more information on chilled water rationing, please contact Ann Rosenthal at 335-5823 or the Work Control Center at 335-5071.