Texas State officials have shut down an emergency boiler, which showed signs of imminent failure. The boiler had been providing hot water and steam for several campus buildings after the regular boiler proved to be faulty.
This will be the second emergency boiler that has failed, again leaving students in many dorms without hot water. The university is in the process of installing permanent boilers at its cogeneration plant, which should go online in April and May. Thus far the entire project has cost $2.2 million.
An e-mail sent to Texas State students, faculty and staff said that the boiler was taken offline at 10 a.m. this morning. Administrators had previously shipped in a backup emergency boiler last week, and they are in the process of bringing that one online within 24 hours.
Steam and hot water will again be out in most buildings in the east and central campus areas, while buildings west of Comanche Street will not be impacted. Students are again advised to shower at the Campus Recreation Center, which is open from 6 a.m. to midnight. Texas State is making a shuttle bus available for transportation to the center by calling (512) 245-SAFE, and students can take the campus loop bus route to get there as well.
Administrators plan on updating the status of the emergency boiler at 5 p.m. this evening, and at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. If anyone has any questions, call the Texas State facilities office at (512) 245-2820.Email | Print