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Scott Stevens will be joining the Supervisory Organization of Electrical Trades with Energy & Water Services at the Campus Energy Center location. His role as Sub-Head starts on August 3, 2021.
The Centre in the University Services Building (USB) reopened its doors for individual exercise as of Monday, July 5th, 2021. To request access to The Centre, please submit an access form and adhere to some important protocols to keep our community safe.
Huge kudos to our crews for acting quickly and installing misting and portable drinking water stations near for patients that were waiting outside to enter the VCH vaccination site under last week’s heatwave.
The annual Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Program report is now available under the ‘Publication’ section. This report re-affirms UBC’s commitment to deliver safe and high-quality drinking water, and outlines the Drink Water Quality Monitoring Program and its results for the year 2020.
This year, VFA will be visiting the UBC Point Grey campus from June 21, 2021 to the end of January 2022 to audit 136 buildings. The last assessment was undertaken in 2018.
With updated guidance from the BCCDC on building ventilation and COVID-19, the performance of our building ventilation systems remains our particular focus. To ensure our systems are in the best possible operating condition, a Heating and Ventilation Systems (HVAC) working group is evaluating and recommending any further technical measures that will ensure a high safety standard and reduce transmission risks.
Metro Vancouver’s Drinking Water Conservation Plan, Stage 1 watering restrictions will come into effect on May 1, 2021, as outlined in Metro Vancouver’s Drinking Water Conservation Plan. The days and times in which watering will be permitted remains the same as in 2020.
Metro Vancouver has notified UBC Vancouver that they are planning to increase the pH and alkalinity of the region’s drinking water through the use of natural minerals in early June 2021. This increase in pH and alkalinity is an important step in a long-term program to reduce pipe corrosion from naturally occurring elements in drinking water.
The aging water pump station located in the Power House is now disconnected from the University Boulevard transmission main, and the new UBC Water Supply Centre is fully running the campus water distribution.
To reduce redundancies and expand our lens in working better together as one Facilities team to enable excellence in learning and research, the Customer Services & Informatics (CSI) team led by Kishani Gibbons in Building Operations, will report directly to Facilities, AVP.