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Ellis Hall water shutdown overnight Nov. 6-7

Water service to Ellis Hall will be shut down between 10 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and 5 am on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to permit contractors, working on behalf of Physical Plant Services, to continue replacement of a section of sanitary line in the basement.

During the shutdown period, there will not be domestic water for flushing toilets, hand washing, safety showers, eye wash stations, lab or kitchen use, etc. As a result, all cold room testing and hydraulic actuator testing should be shut down as the building’s Fluid Cooler replenishes its water reservoir regularly. In addition, the vacuum supply will also be unavailable and no chemical mixing or use is permitted while the emergency eyewashes and showers are out of service.

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 at ext. 77301 or by email.