Emergency Water Leaks

Procedure for a Water Leak

  • Remain calm.
  • Notify Campus Safety at 507-285-7262 or 7262 immediately. Report the exact location and severity of the leak.
  • If there are electrical appliances or outlets near the leak, use extreme caution. If there is any possible danger, evacuate the area.
  • If you know the source of the water and are confident of your ability to stop it (i.e., unclog the drain, turn off water, etc.), do so.

Be prepared to assist as directed in protecting objects that are in jeopardy. Take only essential steps to avoid or reduce immediate water damage, such as covering objects with plastic sheeting, or moving small or light objects out of danger.

Power Failure – Utility Interruption

Remain in your classroom, lab, etc., and await the restoration of services. In most instances disruptions of electrical service are of short duration and power is restored quickly. In the event utility service is interrupted for a prolonged period of time, Campus Safety and Facilities personnel will be in contact with utility service representatives to determine when services will be restored. In such instances, college departments and divisions will be kept informed so appropriate action can be taken.