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Emergency Alton MHC Boiler Repair 49121
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The Illinois Department of Human Services is declaring an Emergency at the Alton Mental Health Center in Alton Illinois, for boiler repair.
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The Alton Mental Health Center Forensic Center houses 110 patients. The building heat is supplied by five boilers which were all installed in 1996 during building construction.
Two of the five boilers failed overnight and the remaining three are showing signs of potential failure as well. The three working boilers are barely able to maintain an adequate temperature for the entire building with the current outside temperature which is in the 40s. The weather forecast for the coming week predicts daytime temperatures in the 30s, and nighttime temperatures in the 20s.
Potential temporary solutions include closing non-patient parts of the building to maintain current heating levels for the remainder of the building (this would result in cancellation of all rehabilitation classes and gymnasium activities for the patients and force employees to work in unheated conditions) or reducing the temperature in the entire building to a level of 60 degrees. If any of the remaining units go out before the failed units can be replaced, it would likely cause closure of the building, forcing Alton to move 110 forensic patients to other state facilities until repairs can be made. The likelihood of water pipes freezing and bursting also exists and would result in damage to equipment, furnishings, and property.
It is necessary to replace the current units with new Lochinvar brand units for compatibility. The Lochinvar authorized representative for Southern Illinois territory is Behrmann Co. of St. Louis. Alton seeks to order a replacement heat exchanger and burner for each of the five boilers from Behrmann Co. at an estimated cost of $42,000. Expected delivery time for the units is approximately two weeks. Alton has in-house staff to perform the installation as soon as the units are delivered.
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Danger to public health/safety, Minimize serious disruption to state services, Protect against further damage to state property
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