Plumbing Shop

Seven workman standing in front of plumbing system in basement

What we do

  • Manage all plumbing systems and fixtures on campus, from a dripping faucet to the underground infrastructure.
  • Maintain 400 valves, which are direct bury.
  • Manage potable, industrial hot and cold water, natural gas, vacuum, sewage, and storm water drainage systems.
  • Provide custom installations of special gas piping in labs — inert gas, and volatile gas.
  • Maintain all eyewash and safety showers on campus.
  • Emergency repairs.
  • Maintain effluent decontamination systems, both steam and chemical versions used in high containment labs.
  • Maintain 18 water treatment plants for deionized water.
  • Maintain pumps for storm water, sewage lift stations, and domestic water.

About our team

  • We worked on approximately 60 projects in FY 22-23.
  • We saved over $40,000 performing a large, in-house repair to an underground fire suppression water line leak in June 2023. The trench was over 10 feet deep and involved replacing two, large risers.
  • Our team received approximately 1,700 work orders in FS 22-23.

See some of our work

For a more efficient service request

  • Mark or identify which fixture has issues with tape, paper, or a sticky note.
  • Provide a photo or video of the issue. Close up and wide-angle images help us identify the issue faster. Attachments can be added to a service request online following submission.
  • Include precise location details.
  • Provide as many details as possible about the issue, the severity, and the conditions around it.

Plumbing services

See the plumbing services and priority process covered under our guide.