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Utility water service interruption for 51 Bader Lane, Stirling Hall, Victoria Hall, Watson Hall: Aug. 31

A planned utility water service interruption is scheduled for following buildings on Thursday, Aug. 31 between 9 am and noon (approximate timing) while crews from Utilities Kingston complete repairs to the water main on Bader Lane at Stirling Hall:

  • 51 Bader Lane
  • Stirling Hall
  • Victoria Hall
  • Watson Hall

Special notes relating to service interruption for above-referenced buildings:

  1. There will not be domestic water for flushing toilets, hand washing, safety showers, eye wash stations, lab (equipment, eye wash stations, safety showers) or kitchen use, etc. Please plan operational activities accordingly.
  2. The sprinkler system for Stirling Hall will be impaired, so a fire watch will be in effect for this building.  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.
  3. There will not be cooling available in Stirling Hall, Watson Hall and Jeffery Hall (cooling originates from Watson Hall).
  4. Rideau Building will have lower than normal water pressure as a result of a temporary feed to the building while service is interrupted to Stirling Hall.
  5. Occupants should be re-directed to nearby buildings (e.g. Chernoff Hall or Mackintosh-Corry Hall) 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.

For more information, please contact Fixit by phone at ext. 77301 or by email.