April 14, 2022 News, Public Service

Please be advised that the University Endowment Lands will be completing an emergency repair on an incoming watermain on 16th Avenue.

UBC Facilities will be supporting this work from April 20 – April 22 by switching over to the UBC campus water feed, once the repair commences.

During this switchover, UBC teams do not anticipate any disruption to the water supply. However, you may notice some differences in your water during the changeover:

  • Some residents may experience temporary low water pressure in their buildings.
  • Changes in the flow of water within UBC’s water distribution system may cause temporary turbidity (discolouration and/or cloudiness) in the water. Water clarity should return to normal after a short period of typical use. Our water will remain safe to use and drink throughout the changeover.
  • Research equipment such as boosters may not operate as expected due to possible low water pressure.

The UBC Facilities team will continue to monitor water quality and will provide further information should the situation change. For questions or concerns, residents can contact their zone Facilities Manager.