Services provided by the Physical Plant which need no requests and which are provided for the overall use of the institution are regarded as institutional services. Such services include the lighting of buildings, provision of drinking water, grounds maintenance and landscaping, custodial services and maintaining the motor pool.
Employees of the Physical Plant keep the institution's physical facilities and services under constant surveillance. They either rectify the faults which they find or eliminate the cause. Since the number of facilities and services which must be inspected is extensive, members of the university staff are asked to report problem areas immediately which they observe so that prompt corrective action by the Physical Plant will minimize maintenance problems.