Noise Alert: Power Plant Steam Venting

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Between Aug. 10-13, university and surrounding community members will notice elevated noise levels in the proximity of the Virginia Tech power plant due to the steam venting process associated with the set-up phase of the plant’s new boiler.

What to expect:

  • Elevated noise levels in the proximity of the power plant and in the surrounding area, map
  • Noise that will occur throughout the day and night for approximately 48 hours continuously during this period.
  • All efforts will be made to reduce noise levels as possible, including the use of a silencer.

The Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities thanks the university community and local residents in advance for their patience and understanding.

Questions related to the steam venting process (and during the process) may be directed to or 540-231-4300.