Munro Hall received a new steam pipe, which supplies steam for the heat and hot water system, last week as part of scheduled maintenance.
The pipe originates in the Mann Student Center boiler room, but runs underground between the student center and Munro.
Munro residents did not have hot water for a short period of time at the beginning of the week.
“The main steam valve that supplies heat to Gardner and Munro had to be shut off,” Michael Johnston, maintenance manager of the Facilities Department, said, “thus the students of Munro did not have hot water for about 10 hours.”
Johnston said the Student Development Office was made aware of the maintenance a week in advance to avoid any surprises.
The pipe corroded over the years and Facilities did not want to wait until the winter to replace it or risk “potential damage to the building,” Johnston said.
Sean Farrell Excavation Inc. dug up the area outside the Mann Student Center and Industrial Burner Systems Inc. repaired the pipe.
The steam pipe, which cost “a few thousand dollars,” Johnston said, is fixed and the walkway was repaired this week.
Jackie Logan contributed reporting to this story.