Black Bldg.: Steam Service Interruption, Aug. 10

August 10, 2021

Steam systems will be temporarily unavailable throughout the William Black Building from 4 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, due to urgent repairs.

During this time, there will be no hot water, sterilization, autoclaves, steam tables, or dishwashers available throughout the building. Additionally, occupants may experience unusually cold temperatures while the work is being completed. Eyewash devices and overhead emergency shower units will be functional but will be supplied with cold water only. Accordingly, please consider limiting research operations that have significant potential for splash or face and bodily exposure during the shutdown.

For questions or concerns about this upcoming service disruption, please contact John Ramos, assistant plant superintendent, at