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Water shutdown for Watson Hall on June 12

A building water shutdown is planned for Watson Hall on Monday, June 12 between 7 am and 4 pm (approximate timing) to permit contractors, working on behalf Physical Plant Services, to replace the building’s backflow prevention device. This device ensures that water will never flow from the building into the water distribution system in accordance with the water use by-law implemented by the City of Kingston: “Water Use” By-law 2006-122

During the shutdown period, there will not be domestic water for flushing toilets, hand washing or kitchen use, etc. Please direct building occupants and visitors to washrooms in Mackintosh-Corry Hall while work is in progress. There are no fire safety implications arising out of this planned 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.

Questions regarding this shutdown should be directed to Fixit by phone at ext. 77301 or by email.