Utility Emergency

Quick Tip: Dial 911 and report incident immediately.


Utility Emergency

IN THE EVENT OF A UTILITY EMERGENCY:
Dial 911 for assistance with critical emergencies. Any emergency involving a utility (for example: electrical wires, water mains or pipes, steam pipes, natural gas pipes) needs to be reported immediately.

For non-emergency assistance contact GVSU police at (616) 331-3255.


IN THE EVENT OF A UTILITY EMERGENCY:

Dial 911 for assistance with critical emergencies. Any emergency involving a utility (for example: electrical wires, water mains or pipes, steam pipes, natural gas pipes) needs to be reported immediately.

For non-emergency assistance contact GVSU police at (616) 331-3255.

Types of Utility Emergencies

POWER FAILURE
Power failures are usually of short duration so it is advisable to remain in the building. If it appears that the outage will be lengthy you will be notified if university operations are suspended.

DOWNED ELECTRICAL POWER LINES
Always treat downed electrical power lines as if they were charged with electricity. Do not go near downed electrical power lines.

WATER MAIN BREAK
Avoid the area as the water may have weakened the soil underground, which could cause the ground to collapse.

STEAM AND NATURAL GAS PIPE LEAKS
Do not go near a leak. Evacuate the area immediately.

Steam or vapor in the air, or excessively high temperature conditions could be indications of a steam leak. Do not go near or touch steam escaping from a pipe, as steam under pressure can cause serious burns.

Natural gas leaks may be noticed by the distinctive odor associated with natural gas. Do not turn on or off any lights or other electrical or electronic devices in the area where the smell is present. Leave the area as quickly as possible. Doors and windows should be left open to help ventilate the area.