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Construction update

Utility water service interruption for Beamish-Munro Hall, Douglas Library, Goodwin Hall and Gordon Hall, Monday, June 19 between 8 am and 4 pm.


A planned utility water service interruption is scheduled for following buildings on Monday, June 19 between 8 am and 4 pm while Corcorcan Excavating Ltd. works with Utilities Kingston to tie-in the water pipes at the intersection Union Street and Division Street:

  • Beamish-Munro Hall
  • Douglas Library
  • Goodwin Hall
  • Gordon Hall

During this period there will not be domestic water for flushing toilets, hand washing, safety showers, eye wash stations, lab or kitchen use, etc. People working in these buildings are asked to plan operational activities accordingly.

The sprinkler system for each building will also be impaired, so a fire watch will be in effect for each building (as well as Walter Light Hall).  The fire watch permits continued occupancy of each building while work is in progress. If fire or smoke conditions are discovered, please proceed to the nearest fire alarm pull station, pull the alarm to activate the fire bells and then evacuate the building via the nearest safe exit – do not use the elevator – and go to your designated meeting location as per your departmental fire plan.

Occupants should be re-directed to nearby buildings such as Dupuis Hall, Walter Light Hall, Nicol Hall or John Deutsch University Centre for washroom facilities and drinking fountains.

Once water service is restored, there may be discolouration or air in your water when a tap is first opened following the service interruption. This is quite normal and is an aesthetic problem only; it does not present a safety concern. Run your water for several minutes before using it and the problem should quickly remedy itself. It is best to perform this initial flushing at a tap that is not equipped with a mesh strainer in order to avoid a possible fouling of the strainer.