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Health & Safety: Floods

Floods are usually caused by inadequate tubing connections to water-cooled apparatus, leaving sinks unattended while being filled with water, or shearing off water valves. Water may actually be coming from a higher floor in the building.

During regular working hours

Turn off the source of the water if known and you can do so safely. Be aware of any electrical sources that may be an electrocution hazard. If you cannot turn off the source and/or you know it is due to a plumbing problem, contact Cathy Fletcher, 54750, who will send the appropriate trades persons.

Outside regular working hours

Notify campus police at Extension 52000. Explain the nature of the problem. The police will contact Housekeeping and the appropriate response persons.