Update: Flushing to finish April 22
The Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID) is extending the water main flushing period this week until April 22. Additional on-campus water main flushing will also take place from April 25 to 27.
Original water main flushing details
GEID has notified UBC that water main flushing will be underway next week, with the system serving UBC’s Okanagan campus being affected from April 18 to 20, next Monday to Wednesday.
Additional water main flushing will take place from April 21 to 25 which may increase turbidity in the water during this time.
Flushing of water mains normally occurs between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
During any water main flushing, there is the potential for increased turbidity. Water may appear more coloured or have more sediment than usual. Be cautious using water at this time; especially for food and beverages. Should water be more coloured or turbid, run the tap until the water is clear. Campus residents may also wish to avoid doing laundry during these times.
The Water Quality Advisory issued by GEID remains in effect.
Drinking water is available from filtered water kiosks in every major building on campus. (See locations)
For more about GEID’s scheduled flushing, visit:
For more information about campus water quality, visit: