Utility Shutdowns

Latest Utility Shutdowns for 2014:

From Friday, August 22, 2013 - until further notice.

Edens Hall North (EN) - A steam leak was detected a short while ago thus ensuing the immediate shutdown of steam to Edens North. This will affect the domestic hot water in the building. It appears there are no guests staying according to the Summer Schedule - please confirm this for us. This will be a significant repair so you can anticipate that this has become an early shutdown for Edens North. We are still gathering information so there may be updates if the information changes.

Thank you so much for your flexibility which allows us to ensure proper maintenance of the University. As always your patience and understanding is a large part of our mutual success, and is greatly appreciated. We are happy to continue to support your needs during this interruption of services.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Steve Morrow at x3215.


From 12 am (midnight) on Sunday, August 24 through
4:30 pm on Thursday, September 04.

Annual Steam Shutdown (All WWU Campus) - The Annual Steam Shutdown is scheduled from Sunday 8/24/14 through Thursday 9/4/14. There will be no heat, hot water or steam available to allow for preventative maintenance to the campus steam system.

Carver Gym, Wade King Recreation Center, Fairhaven College and various areas within University Residences will have domestic hot water provided by electric water tanks. This means most Academic buildings will be without hot water in bathrooms and kitchens during the shutdown.

STEAM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR DINING SERVICES & ACADEMIC STEAM EQUIPMENT DURING THE SHUTDOWN.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Plumbing Supervisor Steve Morrow at x3215.
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From 6 am to 12 pm on Wednesday, September 03.

Ross Engineering Technology (ET) - The emergency generator and emergency distribution will be disconnected and non-functional during outage as contractor connects the new generator and transfer switch to the existing electrical distribution. Contractor has requested a 4 hour outage, but to support the effort the electrical shop will have an hour before and after the request to perform the required shutdowns and temporary connections. Due to the building having a generator the fire alarm batteries are not sized for 24 hours, so I have requested the electrical shop provide a temporary power feed to the fire alarm panel to keep that system functional.

During the outage all emergency lighting and loads will be shutdown. This is inclusive of stairwell lighting, exit signs, elevator and egress corridor lighting. All other normal power systems will remain operational during the outage. upon completion of the outage the new generator and associated system will be fully functional.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Josh Kavulla at x3260.


From 5 am to 12 pm on Saturday, September 06.

Old Main (OM) - Power to Old Main will be shutdown to allow the removal of the south 5KV transformer and switches as part of PW678. During this shutdown the north switchboard will be connected to the new 15KV transformer. when shutdown is complete, OM will be powered from the new 15KV system. Power to the entire building will be out so the building will be closed for safety reasons. The generator will be run to power the emergency loads. There will be noise as the contractor removes the existing south transformer and switches.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Josh Kavulla at x3260.


From 7 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 06.

Annual Electrical Shutdown (AI, AW, AH, CF, CM, ES, ET, FA, FX "All buildings in Fairhaven including all stacks" & PH) - The Facilities Management Electric Shop performs annual preventative maintenance to keep the University’s electrical utility in good working condition during the end of August and beginning of September each year. To accomplish this goal we need to shut down electrical service to the following buildings: Academic Instructional East, Academic Instructional West, Arntzen Hall, Communications Facility, Commissary, Environmental Studies, Ross Engineering Technology, Parks Hall, Fairhaven Admin, Fairhaven Commons and all the stacks in the Fairhaven Residental Complex.

This shutdown will affect all electrical equipment in those buildings with the exception of the buildings emergency generators that serve the emergency egress lighting and some of the Telecom Equipment. This shutdown has been scheduled to minimize the impact of this work as much as is possible. The Electric Shop has also been working with building stakeholders since March to coordinate this shutdown. For all building occupants - please shut down all electrical equipment, especially computers and/or critical departmental equipment prior to the shutdown to prevent any issues with the loss of power.

As always we appreciate your understanding and flexibility. By allowing FM the ability to keep our infrastructure maintained allows us to keep the educational mission on track by preventing potentially disruptive maintenance issues.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Scott Stilts, Electric Shop Supervisor at x3208.


From 5:30 am to 7 am on Wednesday, September 10.

Old Main (OM 104B) - Early Wednesday morning there will be a core drill in Old Main electric room 104b for new 15KV conduits. Noise from the drill may carry into other parts of the building but they will be done by 7 am.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Don White at x3295.


From 5 am to 12 pm on Saturday, September 13.

Old Main, Viking Commons, Haggard Hall, & Wilson Library (OM, VC, HH & WL) - As part of PW678 power will be shut down to Old Main, Viking Commons, Haggard Hall and Wilson Library from 5 am to noon on Saturday 9/13/14. Power will be shut down to these buildings. The emergency circuits should still be active, but all normal building power will be shut down for the duration of the morning.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Josh Kavulla at x3260.


From 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 13.

Chemistry Building (CB) - There will be a shutdown of the power feed to the Chemistry Building rooftop penthouse MCC (Motor Control Center). The contractor will be removing (2) existing vacuum pump combination starter/disconnect switches and installing a single fused disconnect switch for the new vacuum pump system. It appears that the impacted equipment will be the roof top chiller and exhaust fans: EF-1, EF-2, EF-7, EF-3, EF-6, EF-4, EF-12, EF-5. In addition, there is a small branch panel located within the MCC which has a few small branch circuits. This will affect all exhaust fans and fume hoods. For safety reasons the building must remain closed and fume hoods inactive during this shutdown. Josh has worked with the Department Chair and others to minimize the impact of this shutdown.

Thank you so much for your flexibility which allows to ensure proper maintenance of the University. As always your patience and understanding is a large part of our mutual success, and is greatly appreciated. We are happy to continue to support your needs during this brief interruption of services.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Josh Kavulla at x3260.


From 8 am on Saturday, September 13 through
5 pm on Tuesday, September 23.

Chemistry Building (CB) - Shutdown the centralized vacuum pump system serving all floors at Chemistry Building. Contractor will remove existing vacuum pumps and provide new vacuum pumps in the Penthouse Mechanical Room. This will affect the entire building including vacuum ports in most of the fume hoods and at lab bench outlets throughout Chemistry Building. This shutdown has been reviewed and approved by Chemistry Dept chair Jim Vyvyan. By allowing FM and FDCB the ability to keep our infrastructure upgraded allows us to keep the educational mission on track by preventing potentially disruptive maintenance issues.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Sandy Fugami at x3230.


From 7 am to 11 am on Tuesday, September 16.

Environmental Studies (ES) - Dutton electric will be shutting down and disconnecting the ES roof penthouse generator, ATS and fans connected to the generator. Dutton will be preparing the generator to be removed from the building, and removing the existing transfer switch. They will then mount the new transfer switch, and re-feed the existing fans. The only thing disabled during this shutdown is the smoke control fans at the roof. All other building systems will be functioning normally.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Josh Kavulla at x3260.


From 5 am to 12 pm on Saturday, September 20.

Haggard Hall (HH) - Contractors for PW 678 will shut down power to Haggard Hall to pull in the new 15KV cable from OM, terminate and test. Once the cable has passed the testing the electric shop will re-energize the building. Building power will be shut down while work is being completed. Generator will run to feed the emergency system. The building will be closed for safety reasons and we recommend that you shut down computers and any electrical equipment that could be affected by the shutdown.

Please address any questions or concerns to
Josh Kavulla at x3260.


Scheduled System Shutdowns:
To shut down any major system, submit a "Request for Notification/ Shutdown Form" to the Work Control Center 21 days prior to the requested shut down. This allows adequate time for the Work Control Center to notify all occupants and concerned parties prior to shutdown.

Emergency Shutdowns:
During the course of ordinary maintenance and construction, emergency shutdowns will occur. The Work Control Center will notify occupants and concerned parties.

For more information about scheduled or emergency utility shutdowns contact the Work Control Center at 650-3420.

 

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