If you were wondering why your office was so cold last week, a water leak required Cal State Northridge’s physical plant management to shut down the campus’ heating system. The heat is expected to be back on today.
Lynn Wiegers, executive director of physical plant management (PPM), said the leak started several weeks ago but was not discovered until Oct. 26 when water surfaced between the Central Plant Fuel Cell structure and the Art and Design Center.
Wiegers explained that the heating system was shutoff because of the leak’s proximity to a gas line and the high-voltage electricity of the Central Plant. He said the leak did not cause any damage. The heat in campus buildings was shut off and there was no hot water in the Sierra Hall restrooms.
In the meantime, faculty, staff and students kept warm inside by bundling up with scarves and jackets. Repairs were expected to be finished by Oct. 30.
For more information, contact PPM at (818) 677-2325.