Procedures during a Utility Failure
Take the following actions in the event of a utility failure:
- Call 911 if you discover a water leak, gas leak, or other major utility failure.
- Do not attempt to correct the problem on your own. University Police will notify the necessary maintenance personnel, cleanup, and insurance representatives.
- Do not call University Police for information concerning a utility failure unless you have an emergency.
- Call Facilities Management at 260-481-6832 for nonemergency repairs or information.
Do not call University Police unless you have an emergency or you have information that could help identify the source of the utility failure.
Consider keeping a flashlight and portable radio in your office/work area.
Plumbing Failure / Flood / Water Leak
Cease using all electrical equipment. Call University Police at 260-481-6827 if you discover leaking water or know the source of the leak.
Natural Gas Leak
Cease all operations, exit the area immediately, and call 911. Do not attempt to correct the problem yourself. Do not concern yourself with appliances or equipment. Leave the area immediately.
Use an elevator’s emergency telephone or activate the emergency bell if you become trapped. All elevators on campus are equipped with an emergency telephone or bell. Call 911 if you have access to a cell phone. Elevators have mechanical safety brakes that will operate in all situations, even during power failures.
Nonemergency Contact Information
University Police: 260-481-6827
Radiologic and Environmental Management: 260-481-4193
Facilities Management: 260-481-6832
If you are outdoors and hear a siren, go indoors. If you are indoors and hear a siren, go outdoors.
Call Facilities Management or University Police to report issues.
Be prepared to provide failure type and location.
University officials may evacuate building due to utility failures.