Fire and EMS

Utility Failure

Emergency Action

  1. Remain Calm.
  2. Do not call the University Emergency Dispatcher for Information concerning utility failures unless you have an emergency.
  3. If you discover a water leak, gas leak, or know the source of a tuility failure, call the University Emergency Dispatcher - 911 or (864) 656-2222
  4. Call 911 if you are injured or require emergency assistance.

The Clemson University campus has a utility system as complex as some cities and communities. The possibility exists for a utility failure or some nature and magnitude.

If you discover a water leak, gas leak, or other major utility failure, call the University Emergency Dispatcher at (864) 656-2222. Do not attempt to correct the problem on your own. The University Dispatcher will notify the necessary maintenance personnel. Please do not call the University Emergency Dispatcher unless you have an emergency and need assistance.

Non-emergency repairs or information may be obtained through the University Housing Office staff in each residence area or at (864) 656-2295. Non-emergency repairs or information for non-residential areas may be obtained through University Facilities at (864) 656-2186.

Electrical / Light Failure

It is recommended that you consider keeping a flashlight if emergency lighting does not provide sufficient illumination for safe exiting from your work area. Do not call the University Emergency Dispatcher unless you have an emergency or you have information that could help identify the source of the utility failure.

Plumbing Failure / Water Leak

Cease using all electrical equipment. Call the University Emergency Dispatcher if you know the source of the leak or discover leaking water.

Natural Gas Leak

Cease all operations. Call the University Emergency Dispatcher and exit the area immediately. Do not attempt to correct the problem yourself. Do not concern your self with appliances or equipment.