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University of Wisconsin–Madison

FP&M Update: Annual Chilled Water Shutdown

Chilled water shutdown process started in mid-October with cooler weather

The annual chilled water shutdown process starts in mid-October each year when daytime temperatures remain cool and overnight lows are near freezing. The FP&M Physical Plant has already begun to drain systems without preheat protection and in buildings with medium cooling demands. After these buildings are complete, FP&M will begin draining chilled water systems in buildings with high cooling demand. The entire process takes about six weeks.  Visit the Facilities Planning and Management website for more information.