Hammer Bldg.: Domestic Water Service Interruption, July 23

Domestic water service will be temporarily unavailable on floors LL-2 through 7 in Hammer Health Sciences Center from 5 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, July 23, due to urgent repairs.

During this time, hot and cold water will be unavailable, and restrooms on the affected floors will also be inoperable. Please use restrooms located on the upper floors of the building. Once work is completed, please allow faucets to run for 3-4 minutes to ensure constant flow and pressure. Water may appear brown at first but will turn clear as it continues to run.

It is suggested that all laboratory work with hazardous materials–including chemicals, biological, and radiological materials—in Hammer be suspended while water service is unavailable due to the lack of available water for emergency eyewashes, handheld deluge hoses, and overhead emergency showers. Laboratories should perform their routine, weekly performance test on each emergency eyewash and handheld deluge hose once water services in Vanderbilt Clinic resume normal operations to verify proper equipment function.

For questions about this upcoming disruption, please contact Anton Dedvukaj, West Campus building manager, at agd2143@cumc.columbia.edu