By Linda Wilkins
Assistant City Editor
Residents of Baylor’s campus should shower early Friday if they want hot water.
A planned steam outage will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, affecting multiple locations on campus. The outage will affect domestic hot water and building heat during the installation but will not affect all of campus. Buildings include the Bill Daniel Student Center, Neill Morris Hall, Collins Residence Hall, Mary Gibbs-Jones Family and Consumer Sciences Building, the former AFROTC building, Kokernot Residence Hall, Brooks College and Martin Residence Hall.
The dining halls in Brooks and Collins will also be affected, because steam to the kitchens will be shut off.
In an email to the Lariat, Ken Norcross, customer service manager at Baylor’s physical plant, said Baylor Facility Services is installing valves that will enable the steam from specific buildings to be isolated in case of an emergency or needed repair. The outage will affect domestic hot water and building heat during the installation, but will not affect all of campus. This work is connected to the steam lines at the Baylor Energy Complex that lead to the location of the East Village Residential Community.