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Duncan McArthur Hall water shutdown scheduled morning of May 1

A domestic water shutdown is planned for Duncan McArthur Hall on Tuesday, May 1 between 7 am and 11 am to permit Alex McCoy Plumbing and Heating Ltd., working on behalf of Physical Plant Services, to install premise backflow prevention devices to ensure that water will never flow from the building back into the water distribution system.

During the shutdown period, there will not be domestic hot or cold water for flushing toilets, hand washing, safety showers, eye wash stations or kitchen use, etc.

Additional Notes:

  • Occupants should shut down any water-fed equipment prior to 7 am on Tuesday, May 1.
  • There will be no impact to Jean Royce Hal, which has its own separate water feed.
  • 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 at ext. 77301 or by email.