UtilitiesUniversity of CincinnatiDivision of Administration and FinanceUtilities


Utilities Distribution

This area provides utilities for over 100 buildings, over 12 million gross square feet, with an annual budget of over $57 million.   Services include: production of over 864,237 k-lbs of steam mainly for heating; 58 million ton hours of chilled water for air conditioning; 817 million gallons of water; and over 293 million kilowatt hours of electricity.  Our engineers are trained to efficiently operate and maintain the facilities and equipment, resulting in dependable utilities every day of the year.

When interruptions or shutdowns are necessary, Utility Systems' primary contact for each area is the designated building head, whose responsibility it is to notify the building's occupants. Planned shutdowns are typically arranged over a weekend to assure that classes and research activities are not interrupted. Advance notification may not be possible in an emergency situation, but every attempt will be made to work closely with the faculty, staff, and students affected by the shutdown. 

Utility Distribution System

Steam Pipes   35,509 linear feet
Chilled Water Pipes   32,889 linear feet
Tunnels   13,947 linear feet
Utility Plant