July 7, 2023 News

Please be advised that University Endowment Lands (UEL) will be conducting regular maintenance to the 16th Avenue water main that supplies water to the UBC Vancouver campus. As a precaution, Facilities will be isolating this pipe and rerouting our water supply to minimize disruption.

UBC’s plumbing team will be flushing the system prior and throughout this work. However, there is a possibility that some buildings on the UBC campus and in the neighbourhoods may experience mild discolouration in the water. If you notice any discolouration, run your tap for two minutes or until water is clear. Minor water pressure variances may also occur during the reenergizing process. The water remains safe for use and consumption. Once the 16th Avenue water main is back in operation, Facilities will continue to monitor and test our water supply.

Additional maintenance and testing is expected in late August and will be completed by UEL. Further details will be provided as more information is made available in mid-August.

To learn more about UBC Vancouver’s water supply, visit Safety & Risk Services.