Residents of Trinity Halls are set to be without water from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, March 4. In an email to residents today, the Halls Accommodation Office stated that essential maintenance is required on the water pumping system on site.
The email states that there will be no access to showers and residents will not be able to flush toilets. The email also contained advice on what residents should do in order to reduce disruption.
Residents in Halls have been encouraged to shower well in advance of 10am that morning. The filling up of kettles, basins, bottles and other necessities that require water should also be done before 10am. Students have also been asked to ensure all taps are turned off and not running prior to the major upgrade.
The email added: “We realise that this may inform your plans for the weekend and we also realise that a number of you go home at the weekends so this was the quietest time we could find to carry out this essential maintenance on our water pumping system on the site. Please ensure that you check that are all taps are turned off and not running before this major upgrade begins.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but it is a necessary upgrade in order to provide continued future service to the site.”
This weekend also coincides with the commencement of reading week which could see an increase in the amount of students who travel home.
In October, Halls residents were asked not to use showers and to only flush toilets “when you really have to” due to a supply disruption.