Chilled Water Plants to Shut Down Oct. 21

October 17, 2019 | UToday
By Staff

The heat will be on soon. The chilled water plants on campus will shut down, and buildings will transition from cooling to heating starting Monday, Oct. 21.

“As in previous years, we rely on the long-term weather forecast to influence our decision and timing for making this change,” Jason Toth, senior associate vice president for administration, said.

“Once this change is made, we will no longer have cooling capability in the majority of buildings on campus,” he said. “This does not apply to patient-care areas as we maintain the ability to cool those year round.”

While a warm day or two may be on the horizon, the 30-day weather forecast does not call for days warmer than the 60s.

“Even though you may experience a warmer office or classroom day, please note that shutting down the plants saves the University thousands of dollars monthly,” Toth said.

Any areas experiencing temperatures well outside the normal range should contact Facilities and Construction at 419.530.1420.

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