Water Pipe Repair Part of General Campus Improvements

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Crews are working outside to the east of Kingsbury Hall to replace a water pipe that broke Jan. 29.

The construction, which affects a small parking area, will likely be completed by Feb. 5, said Shireen Ghorbani, spokesperson for the U’s Facilities Management. Three buildings — Kingsbury Hall, the south physics building and the Widtsoe Building — were without water for a couple days, but the issue has since been resolved.

There are continuous efforts to replace old pipes on campus, some of which date back to the late 19th century.

“Complete water pipe replacement would be too costly and many of the pipes are still working just fine,” Ghorbani said.

Other infrastructural projects, such as the U’s electrical system, are undergoing remodeling and should be completed by the end of the year. Facilities Management is also working to redo the hot water system on campus.

c.webber@dailyutahchronicle.com

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