Facilities Management

Heating Plant

Mission: To provide uninterrupted steam service, safely and economically.

Heating Plant Facts:

The Central Heating Plant provides heat and cooling comforts for the UW-River Falls campus.  Other than an annual 2 week shut down in the spring, the Plant operates 24/7 year round. Steam measuring three hundred thirty eight degrees travels several miles underground, gives up its heat, converts back to water, and is pumped back to the plant for reuse.

Steam is used to:

  • Heat as well as provide hot water in approximately 2 million square feet of Campus buildings
  • Cook food and clean dishes in Campus Dining Facilities
  • Run lab equipment such as sterilizers, humidifiers, distillers
  • Run clothes dryers for Athletics and Summer Conferences
  • Heat campus buildings

Natural gas is the primary fuel used to operate the plant. Oil is used on a limited basis.



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