May 9, 2014

Annual steam outages begin

UNL's annual steam outages are scheduled for May 11-18 on City Campus and May 18-24 on East Campus. (File photo | University Communications)

UNL’s annual steam outages began May 11.

The centralized steam distribution system must be shut down to conduct required maintenance of equipment, including replacing and upgrading key components of the university’s utility system.

The outages are May 11-18 for City Campus and May 18-24 for East Campus.

Outages are planned for dates where the average weekly high temperature is 60 degrees or more. The dates also coincide with decreased student activity on campus.

During an outage there will be no heating and no process steam available in building systems served by campus steam.

For more information, contact Charlie Griesen at or 402-472-8612.