Purpose: This document establishes the standard operating
guidelines for shutting off any utility to a building or any section of
Background: There is an annual shutdown of electrical service to
all buildings on main campus each spring to allow testing, maintenance,
and repairs to the substation. Other utilities that are shut off for
either scheduled repairs or emergency work are water, electric, natural
gas, and heat or central steam.
Responsibilities: For all planned shut downs, the affected
building occupants will be notified as early as possible about the shut
down. Two days prior notice is preferred.
- A request will be sent to “Community announcements” asking that a
community broadcast message be sent announcing the outage.
- A separate phone call, memo, or e-mail will be sent to critical
operations on campus alerting them of the pending outage. These
activities are usually: Public Safety, the central kitchens, the priest
community, and student housing.
- The building manager of the effected buildings will be called or
sent an e-mail alerting them of the shut down. The utility service
being discontinued will be announced as well as the time of the shut
down and the expected duration.
When possible, shutdowns will be scheduled so as to minimize the
impact to the building occupants.
After the shut down is complete and service is restored, the lead DFE
person will check the affected buildings to ensure service has been
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