From Rusty Postlewate, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management
We apologize for the inconvenience, but a significant leak in the high temperature hot water line from the Central Utility Plant requires work to be performed that will impact the availability of hot water service on campus.
WHAT: A scheduled hot water outage
WHERE: For the academic core of the main campus (True Grits and Residential Life buildings will not be affected, except Erickson Hall)
WHEN: 4 PM Monday, August 15 until 6 AM Thursday morning
WHY: A significant leak has developed in the main high temperature (340 degrees) hot water line that provides heat and hot water to the core buildings on main campus. The repair time is quite long due to the size of the line (20” diameter) that has to be drained and allowed to cool, prior to repair
EFFECT: This repair will result in a hot water outage in the academic core of the main campus
Additional information from Chartwells:
– The Skylight Room, Au Bon Pain and Famous Famiglia in the Commons will not be operating on Tuesday, 8/16/11, and Wednesday, 8/17/11.
– Outtakes in the Commons will be in operation and will offer pre-made sandwiches, salads, wraps and other assorted Outtakes items along with baked goods, packaged chips and beverages. Au Bon Pain coffee will be offered at this location.
– Administration Coffee Shop: The Coffee Shop will only be able to offer coffee, pre-packaged Outtakes items as noted above, packaged chips and beverages only.
– True Grit’s will be open (as hot water is provided to this facility from a different source). On Tuesday and Wednesday, Chartwells is offering a special $7.50 rate for an “all you care to eat” lunch each day.
THANK YOU for tolerance during this inconvenient outage, which is needed to provide campus utility services. Your patience and cooperation to accommodate this interruption is truly appreciated.