Utility Shutdowns

Latest Utility Shutdowns for 2014:

From Friday, August 22 - 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 Wednesday, September 03 - until further notice.

WWU Campus Clocks are off - Due to the electrical shutdowns several of the campus clocks are not keeping correct time. The crew will ensure that these are working prior to the beginning of the quarter, but in the meantime are concentrating on more critical repairs. Please excuse this inconvenience, but we will ensure they are working in time for classes.

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 brief interruption of services.

Please address any questions or concerns to
FM Work Control Center at x3420.


From 8 am on Friday, September 12 through
5 pm on Monday, September 22.

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 5 pm on Monday, September 15 through
6 am on Sunday, October 05.

Humanities Building (HU) - This shutdown will take the fire alarm system offline in HU for the fire alarm upgrade project. Valley electric will be working evenings to install the new fire alarm raceway and devices. Valley Electric has subcontracted to Whatcom Security Agency for elevator operator and fire watch activities. Project will be removing the antiquated existing fire alarm system with a modern addressable system, and expand the mass notification annunciation capabilities of the system. Contract requires that the security system remain operational during construction.

The fire alarm system will not be functional, so there will be a fire watch and elevator operator on duty during outage. Construction impact to occupants will be minimal as construction is to occur in the evenings after hours.

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.


From 3 am to 7 am on Saturday, September 27.

Edens Hall, Edens North, Higginson, Nash & Mathes (EH, EN, HG, NA, & MA) - Edens Hall, Edens North, Higginson, Nash and Mathes will be without electrical power for the 4 hour period. The generators and inverters will operate during this time to power emergency systems. 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 7 am to 9 am on Monday, September 29.

Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) - The Electric Shop will perform PM work on electrical utility and a generator confidence test. The electrical incoming utility will be off line and only the generator supplied circuits will be on line supporting the egress lighting, fire/security system, standby circuits for the sea water system and environmental chambers. Gene McKeen is aware of this. 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.

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 brief interruption of services.

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


From 3 am to 7 am on Saturday, October 04.

Edens Hall, Edens North, Higginson, Nash & Mathes (EH, EN, HG, NA, & MA) - Edens Hall, Edens North, Higginson, Nash and Mathes will be without electrical power for the 4 hour period. The generators and inverters will operate during this time to power emergency systems. 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 3 am to 7 am on Saturday, October 11.

Edens North, Higginson, Nash & Mathes (EN, HG, NA, & MA) - Edens North, Higginson, Nash and Mathes will be without electrical power for the 4 hour period. The generators and inverters will operate during this time to power emergency systems. 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 3 am to 7 am on Saturday, October 18.

Edens North, Nash & Mathes (EN, NA, & MA) - Edens North, Nash and Mathes will be without Electrical power for the 4 hour period. The generators and inverters will operate during this time to power emergency systems. 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 3 am to 7 am on Saturday, October 25.

Edens North & Mathes (EN, & MA) - Edens North and Mathes will be without electrical power for the 4 hour period as part of the work being done for PW678. The generators and inverters will operate during this time to power emergency systems. 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 3 am to 7 am on Saturday, November 08.

Edens North (EN) - Edens North will be without electrical power for the 4 hour period. The generator will operate during this time to power emergency systems. 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.


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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Page Updated 09.18.2014