Keele Campus main steam and hot water supply will be shut down for 12 hours on Oct. 13

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To perform necessary maintenance and repairs on the Keele Campus main steam distribution system and related equipment, there will be a full shutdown of the system on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

System shutdowns are an important part of ensuring that the Keele Campus maintains a reliable heating supply for the future and they serve to limit, as much as possible, the need for unscheduled emergency shutdowns.

Steam and hot water systems will be interrupted. This will affect both the hot water and heating as well as sterilization steam supply to buildings. There will be no impact to building hot water in those buildings that have installed electrical/natural gas backup hot water heaters.

Buildings that have domestic hot water tanks should retain some residual heat. The following buildings, which have flash units, will not have any domestic hot water during the shutdown:

  • Tathum Hall
  • Vanier Residence
  • Winters Residence
  • Calumet Residence
  • Pond Road Residence
  • Passy Gardens Apartments
  • 340 Assiniboine Road
  • Atkinson Residence

Laboratory sterilization equipment will have no steam supply during the shutdown. Domestic cold water will not be affected.

For more information, contact Shawn Payne, chief engineer, at ext. 55623 or by email to, or Roger Payne, assistant chief engineer, at ext. 55437 or by email to

For any concerns during the interruption, contact Security at ext. 33333.