ICRC Bldg.: Temporary Domestic Water Disruption, June 18, 5-10 a.m.

Domestic water service provided to the south wing laboratories in the Irving Cancer Research Center will be temporarily unavailable from 5 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, June 18, while we replace a valve. During this time, however, restrooms will remain available throughout the building.

It is suggested that all laboratory work with hazardous materials–including chemicals, biological, and radiological materials be suspended while water service is unavailable due to the lack of available water for emergency eyewashes, handheld deluge hoses, and overhead emergency showers. Laboratories should perform their routine, weekly performance test on each emergency eyewash and handheld deluge hose once water services resume normal operations to verify proper equipment function.

Once work is completed, please allow faucets to run for 3-4 minutes to ensure constant flow and pressure. Water may appear brown at first but will turn clear as it continues to run.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Ramos, assistant plant superintendent, at jcr2194@cumc.columbia.edu