Since the start of the spring semester, students residing in University Village have experienced unannounced hot water outages.
Shreya Billa, a sophomore biology major and resident of UV Phase 8A, said that she experienced two hot water outages in spring 2023 with no warning. The outages typically lasted a day, with Housing working to quickly establish hot water again.
“Maybe around 30 minutes to an hour after it starts, that’s when I get an email that they’re working on fixing it,” Billa said.
“I have heard about it affecting people in Phase 1, Phase 2 with the same problem,” Billa said. “Not like complete water going out, but the same hot water problem … in terms of my own Phase, we have a group chat where people complain a bit about it.”
Housing did not respond to a request for comment. Billa said that the outages did not happen last semester and have only been occurring during spring 2023.
“Maybe if [Housing] focus[es] on developing some infrastructure or updating some structure that [is] needed to keep the hot water going, that could help as well, so it’s not a recurring problem,” Billa said.