Hot water still out at UW-WhitewaterUniversity of Wisconsin-Whitewater was planning to get its hot water back Monday – but it didn’t.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was planning to get its hot water back Monday – but it didn’t.
Officials now say the campus won’t get heat or hot water until Thursday, after a boiler explosion six days ago at the campus power plant.
A student dining hall did re-open Monday. It was closed as a precaution, because it’s next door to where asbestos in the boiler’s insulation had apparently spread.
Officials are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion which happened during routine maintenance on the boiler.
Nobody was seriously hurt but it shut down the steam that 10,500 students use for heat and hot water.
The only hot showers on campus are in a remote athletic building. Students have been using those since last Friday and students who live off-campus have opened their showers to dirty dorm dwellers.
About 3,600 campus residents are without hot water.
Melissa DiMotto of University Marketing says everybody’s stepping up and making the best of a bad situation.