Campus heating system affected by northern BC gas line rupture

- Facilities Management

Due to a rupture of a natural gas transmission pipeline north of Prince George earlier this month, Fortis BC has requested that natural gas customers, including UVic, restrict their use of natural gas.

Although their gas transmission system is still in need of extensive repair and the capacity of natural gas supply to BC consumers is significantly reduced, Fortis has authorized UVic to switch back to using natural gas.

UVic has switched back to natural gas on our district heating system boiler plant, but we will keep the temperature adjustments in place since the start of this incident to help reduce consumption as much as possible.

Please consider bringing warm clothes with you to work and classes over the next few days, as building temperatures may be lower than usual. Thank you for your cooperation.

Facilities Management will provide updates to the campus community as they receive them.

Updated Oct. 16, 2018

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