Schedule a Utility Shutdown


When interuption of electical, potable water, chilled water, steam, or other utility service is required in a facility, a utility / building system shutdown request must be submitted.

Once you have placed a utility shutdown request, FCS and unit facilities staff must perform these tasks before the shutdown can take place:

  • Notification of the Building Coordinator(s) whose approval is required for the shutdown to take place.
  • Building Coordinators will notify and receive feedback from building users and who will be affected by the shutdown.
  • Building users will make necesary adjustments to classroom, lab, and other facility usage schedules.
  • Building Coordinators will confirm their approval or denial of the shut down request with FCS Customer Service.  If a shutdown’s impact on teaching, research, or other critical activities at the requested time is deemed too severe, a Building Coordinator may deny a shutdown request and ask that it be scheduled for a less disruptive time.
  • Maintenance Zones will schedule needed support staff and equipment.
  • Support staff and other IPP and unit personnel will vet the shutdown request for possible downstream building system and facility impacts.


Due to their potential impacts on teaching, research, and student residential life, Building System Interruptions  (utility shutdowns) require thorough planning, scheduling, communication, and coordination.  Utility shutdowns must be scheduled 5 working days in  advance. If you need trades support, please make sure you have a valid service request or work order number prior to scheduling your shutdown.  This information will be required to complete the online form.

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Primary Contact Information:

FCS Customer Service
105 Humphreys Service Building
Ithaca, NY 14853


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