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As previously communicated, this morning at 6 a.m., Augsburg shut off steam heat and hot water to much of campus in order to complete a needed steam valve repair in Urness Tower. This steam system shut off affects all buildings on campus EXCEPT Hagfors Center, Luther Hall, and Oren Gateway Center.
Below is a rough schedule of today’s repair timeline:
1) At 6 a.m. steam was shut off across the campus (except as noted above).
2) Our contractor is installing isolation valves in key locations on campus in order to restore steam to the portion of campus not affected by the valves in Urness. This will take approximately six hours.
3) Once the isolation valves are installed, steam will be restored to all buildings except Urness, Mortenson, Christensen, Old Main, and Anderson Residence Hall.
4) Our contractor will then replace the pressure valves in Urness, which they anticipate will take roughly another six hours. Once the valves are replaced, steam will be restored to the remaining campus buildings.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s efforts to accommodate this needed repair.