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LaSalle Building water to be shut down Nov. 17

A water shutdown is scheduled for the LaSalle Building on Saturday, Nov. 17 between 9 am and 4 pm (approximate timing) to permit Physical Plant Services to test the building’s premises isolation backflow prevention device as well as to repair a water line in the first floor corridor. During the shutdown period, there will be no domestic hot or cold water available for hand washing, flushing toilets or kitchen use.

Notes:

  1. Utilities Kingston has developed the Cross Connection Control Program (CCCP) in order to monitor and enforce premises isolation in accordance with by-law 2006-122, which requires the installation, maintenance, and testing of approved backflow prevention devices. These backflow prevention devices must be tested annually by a Registered Certified Tester; with reports submitted to the CCCP.
  2. 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, contact Fixit by phone at ext. 77301 or by email.