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Monday, August 4, 2008

UI rations chilled water Monday, Aug. 4 due to high temperatures, heat advisory

The University of Iowa is rationing chilled water on the UI East Campus from about 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Monday, Aug. 4 because of the warm temperatures, very high humidity and the fact that two of the temporary chillers on East Campus are offline for repairs, according to Ken Lloyd, senior engineer with UI Facilities Management.

The chilled water load on West Campus will also be high. While rationing is not anticipated on West Campus today, some warming in the chilled water distribution loop and in West Campus buildings may be noticed because of the high cooling load.

The weather is expected to remain hot through Monday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug. 5, with the possibility of thunderstorms tonight and cooler temperatures later in the week. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today for Eastern Iowa area from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m.