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UPDATE: Water service interruption for Dupuis Hall rescheduled to Monday, July 24

The water service interruption originally scheduled for Dupuis Hall on Thursday, July 20 has been rescheduled to Monday, July 24 between 7 am and 10 pm to permit contractors, working on behalf of Physical Plant Services, to replace the main water service to the building.

Special notes relating to this service interruption:

  1. There will not be domestic water for flushing toilets, hand washing, safety showers, eye wash stations, lab or kitchen use, etc. Please plan operational activities accordingly.
  2. The sprinkler system will be impaired, so a fire watch will be in effect from 7 am until 10 pm. The fire watch permits continued occupancy of the 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.
  3. Occupants should be re-directed to nearby buildings (e.g. Beamish-Munro Hall, Goodwin Hall or School of Kinesiology and Health Studies) 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.

Questions regarding this planned work should be directed to Fixit by phone at ext. 77301 or by email.