About Utilities

The primary responsibility of the Section of Utilities is to provide manufactured utilities to the Texas Tech campus, the Health Sciences Center, University Medical Center, The Texas Tech University Museum, and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute in the form of steam, chilled water, compressed air, and treated water.

Strategic Plan

  • Safety - Provide and foster a safe environment for both the campus populace and employees of the Operations Division, and strive to achieve an accident-free work environment
  • Operations - Provide the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of utility services in the form of steam, chill water, reverse osmosis water, and compressed air to the Texas Tech University main campus, University Medical Center and the Health Sciences Center
  • Maintenance - Maximize systems reliability and efficiencies to minimize life cycle costs of new and major renovated equipment
  • Administration - Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations


Central Heating and Cooling Plants (CHACP) provide steam and chilled water for heating and cooling, respectively. CHACP I serves the main Texas Tech campus, while CHACP II serves the Health Sciences Center and University Medical Center.
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Emergency Maintenance

Emergency Maintenance performs skilled work in monitoring environmental control equipment, energy management, energy conservation programs, and property/life safety alarms for Texas Tech University facilities.
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The Section of Utilities welcomes your application to inquire about the possibility of working in one of our operator positions.
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Awards Program

The Utilities Awards Program recognizes employees' high level of service, as well as their contributions and achievements in completing the mission of the Section of Utilities.
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Utilities Distribution is responsible for the Texas Tech University Museum and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI) which was formerly the International Textile Center (ITC).
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