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Dupuis Hall temporary domestic water shutdown Jan. 29

A full building water shutdown is scheduled for Dupuis Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 29 between 6 am and 8 am to permit Physical Plant Services to perform annual testing of the building premise back flow preventer.

During the shutdown period, there will not be domestic hot or cold water available for hand washing, flushing toilets, safety showers, eye wash stations or lab equipment. No chemical mixing or use is permitted while the emergency eyewashes and showers are out of service. There is a separate water feed to the  standpipe system, so there are no fire safety implications arising from this work.

Note: 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.