Decommission of the Power House

Decommission of the Power House

The new Water Supply Centre is now completed and the old water mains at the Power House is scheduled to be disconnected between April 9-14, 2021. To facilitate the work, there will be changes to the flow of water in UBC’s pipe, however, disruptions are not anticipated.

What to expect during this transition

  • As the old system gets turned over to the new, there may be some cloudiness or discoloration in the water.
  • In the event that you see water from a tap that it is not as you regularly see it, please run your cold water tap, or flush a toilet to help remove the water from the system.
  • The discoloration in the water may not be aesthetically pleasing, but is safe to use for consumption or food preparation.

For information on the project, visit UBC Water Supply Centre.

For information on water quality on campus, visit the Safety & Risk Services website.


For questions or concerns, please contact:

Liz Meagher, Project Manager (

James Bellevance, Facilities Manager (