Utility Failure

In the event of a minor or major utility failure occurring during normal business hours ( 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.) Monday - Friday, immediately contact the Facilities Services Department at extension 6106.

  • If there is potential danger to building occupants or if the utility failure occurs after hours, weekends, or holidays, notify campus security immediately at extension 6175.

  • If an emergency exists, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Location of utility failure.
  • Telephone extension.
  • What utility failed:
    • Electricity
    • Water
    • Heating System
    • Telephone
    • Natural Gas
    • Sewer Leak
    • Sewer back-up
    • Other

4. In the event of a campus wide electrical failure, phones and computers may not work for a short period of time until power is restored.

5. During power failures, areas that do not have sufficient natural light to clearly see exit corridors, exit stairs, or exit doors should be evacuated while emergency lights are still on. Emergency lighting is temporary.

6. Provide assistance to students, staff, faculty, and visitors in your immediate area.

7. Assist disabled person(S) in exiting the building. If these persons are unable to use the stair call campus security at extension 6175.

8. Electrical power failure procedures:

  • Turn off all light switches. The voltage may fluctuate and damage any lights that are on.
  • Set all equipment switches to the off position. This is to protect against kicking out circuit breakers, or damaging equipment when full surge or current hits as the power comes back on.
  • If it becomes necessary to evacuate, secure all personal items and lock offices.
  • Do not reenter the building until authorization to do so is issued by campus security or the proper authorities.