Upcoming University Endowment Lands (UEL) project

Maintenance work: October 11-24, 2023

In July, University Endowment Lands (UEL) conducted maintenance to the 16th Avenue water main that supply water to the UBC Vancouver campus. We shared that UEL will be returning on campus for additional maintenance and testing in late August.

Due to the current water restrictions and a typically busier start of the September school year, the UEL maintenance work has been rescheduled for October 11-24, 2023.

In October, UEL will return to conduct additional maintenance and testing to the 16th Avenue water main. As a precaution, Facilities will be isolating this pipe and rerouting our water supply to minimize disruption. Our plumbing team will be flushing the system prior and throughout this work. There is a possibility that some buildings on the UBC campus may experience mild discolouration in the water, and 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.


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

For questions or concerns, please contact your zone Facilities Manager.