University Health, Counseling, and Testing Water Shutdown 2/24/2020

Begin:  Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 6:00 pm

End:      Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 11:30 pm

Building Impacted:  University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center

Scope:  Building water will be shut-down temporarily to tie in new sinks

Services Impacted:  Domestic hot and cold water, restrooms, sinks, drinking fountains

Extra Notes:  Work will be performed by Lease Crutcher Lewis

ContactColin Brennan, CPFM Owner’s Representative, 541-346-8242 or 541-654-2972

Johnson Hall Building-Wide Water Shutdown 2/21/2020

Begin: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

End: Friday, February 21, 2020 at midnight

Building Impacted: Johnson Hall

Scope: The plumbing issue affecting the Garden Level bathroom has been identified. A building-wide water shutdown must be enacted to make repairs.

Services Impacted: All water sources

Extra Notes: Do not use any water in the building after 7:00 pm.

Contact: Ken Straw at 541-346-5406 or

Onyx Bridge Water Shutdown 1/21/2020

Begin:  Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 7:00 am

End:      Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Building Impacted:  Onyx Bridge

Scope:  Repair is needed on domestic cold water line located in rooms 371/372 (see corroded pipe image below).

Services Impacted:  Building wide water shutdown affecting hot and cold water in restrooms, drinking fountains, autoclave steam, fume hoods, industrial hot and cold water.

Extra Notes:  RO/DI water will not be affected.

Contact:   Work Control Center  346-2319

New Date! Building 130 – Water Shutdown Now 1/14

Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 3:29 PM

Update – The contractor had more issues than anticipated with the shutdown this week. They were not able to fully close the valve to do the necessary work. We have now identified the problem and are going to perform the work on Tuesday, 1/14, from roughly 7 am to 2 pm.

Bathrooms will be available to use in the Admin Quonset or the Central Power Station during the shutdown.

Thank you for your patience,

Contact:  Tim Allenbaugh 541-346-8214

Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:45 AM

Sent: Monday, December 30, 2019 2:05 PM

BeginThursday Wednesday, January 2 at 7 am Wednesday, January 8 Tuesday, January 14th at 7 am

EndThursday Wednesday, January 2 at 11 am  Wednesday, January 8 Tuesday, January 14th at 2 pm

Scope: Capping an auxiliary water service line to the building.

Buildings Impacted:  Physical Plant Warehouse & Shop Building 130

Services Impacted:   Brief loss of pressure while contractors figure out which valve to shutoff before capping.  Water services will be shut down from 7 am – 2 pm impacting restrooms and sinks building wide.

Work Performed By:  Preferred Construction

Contact:  Tim Allenbaugh 541-346-8214

Tykeson, Fenton, Johnson, Collier, Chapman and Friendly Hall Domestic Water Shutdown 12/20/19

BeginThursday, December 19 20, 2019 at 7:00 am

EndThursday, December 19 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Scope: As part of the Tykeson Hall project, the domestic water line will be shutdown to allow for new pipe connection work in the tunnel.

Buildings Impacted:  For sure: Tykeson, Fenton, Johnson and Collier House
Possible impact: Chapman and Friendly Halls

Services Impacted:   Restrooms, hand washing areas, and drinking fountains will be offline during this period.

Contact:  Martina Oxoby, Owner’s Representative, 541-346-5880



CPFM Warehouse and Shops Bldg 130 Water Shutdown 12/5/19

Update 12/3/19: The shutdown for today was delayed until Thursday, December 5th. This will affect the water to the second floor, second floor bathrooms, and first floor break room for the entire day. The first floor restrooms should remain functional all day. There may be an hour or two without hot water in the first floor restrooms as connections are made, but they will remain open for use.


On Tuesday, December 3rd, between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, the water will be shut down for a portion of the day to replace some plumbing supply lines in the future Purchasing suite.

Work will be performed by Preferred Construction.

For questions or concerns, please contact Tim Allenbaugh at 541-346-8214 or


Allen, Carson, EMU, Friendly, and Gerlinger Hall Advisory Notice of Upcoming Sanitary Sewer Project Winter Break 2019

This is an advisory notice that sometime during Winter Break, all the restrooms and sinks will be shut down while work is being done on the sanitary sewer system.  The buildings affected will be Allen Hall, Carson Hall, the EMU, Friendly Hall, and Gerlinger Hall.

Each building will be impacted for approximately 6-8 hours.  A notice will be sent when the contractor had determined the exact dates for each individual building.

For questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Follett at 541-346-8264 or

Willamette Hall Industrial Hot/Cold Water and Domestic Cold Water Shutdown 10/7/19-10/8/19

On October 7th at 10:30 pm until October 8th at 6:30 am, the industrial hot water, industrial cold water and domestic cold water will be shutdown.  The work is being done overnight to reduce impacts to building activities and/or classes.  The contractor will isolate these utilities to accommodate basement lab renovations and reduce future interruptions.

Work will be performed by performed by Lease Crutcher Lewis.

For questions or concerns, please contact Denise Stewart at 541-335-1258 or

Chapman Hall Domestic Cold Water Emergency Shutdown 9/18/19

Today, Wednesday, September 18th, from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, the domestic cold water will be shut down to make an emergency repair to a faucet on the 3rd floor.  This will affect restrooms, sinks, and drinking fountains.

Work will be performed by CPFM Facilities crew.

For questions or concerns, please contact Work Control Center at 346-2319 or




Hendricks Hall Drinking Water Notification Update 9/12/19

In August of 2019, CPFM installed filters on all of the drinking fountains in Hendricks Hall.  EHS collected confirmation samples on August 26, 2019, and results were received yesterday.  Results show that the issues have been successfully mitigated.  The water from the drinking fountains is now safe to drink and the fixtures have been returned to service.  See the table below for the initial lead results and the confirmation results after filters were installed.

Room Number, Name Fixture Type Initial Result (PPB) Confirmation Result (PPB)
L119 – First floor lobby Drinking fountain 4.56 2.06
L119 – First floor lobby Bottle fill station 4.29 4.41
L219 – Second floor lobby Drinking fountain 27.1 4.29
L319 – Third floor lobby Drinking fountain 56.7 2.47

Iron content has also shown significant reduction, dropping from 1,610 ppb to 69.4 ppb.  Iron is a by-product of water sitting in the plumbing during periods of low building use and is considered a secondary contaminant by the EPA.  That is, it affects taste and appearance of the water as opposed to the health of building users.  Please note that discoloration may return during periods of low use and can be cured by flushing several gallons of water through the fixture.

Additional information on the University’s Drinking Water Monitoring program and a link to results posted online can be found at


Hendricks Hall Drinking Water Update

On July 31, EHS tested all drinking water fixtures in Hendricks Hall on request of building users due to discoloration. Testing included the basement faucet and drinking fountains / bottle fill stations on floors 1 – 3. The results indicated:

  • Elevated lead in the 2nd & 3rd floor drinking fountains (27.1 & 56.7 PPB)
  • Lead well below the action level of 15 PPB in the first-floor drinking fountain (4.29 PPB) and below the detection limits in the basement kitchenette (<2 PPB).
  • Water in all drinking fountain fixtures was slightly discolored due to high iron content. Iron is a by-product of water that sits in the plumbing during periods of low building use and is considered a secondary contaminant by the EPA. That is, it affects taste and appearance of the water, as opposed to the health of building users. The basement water was not discolored when EHS collected its initial samples.

EHS tagged fixtures showing elevated lead content as soon as it received the results. CPFM then ordered filters, which should significantly reduce both lead and iron content, and installed them on Friday, August 23. EHS collected confirmation samples, which are pending analysis; results should arrive Friday or Tuesday.

In the meantime, the current situation is as follows:

  • First-floor drinking fountain/bottle fill station and the faucet in the basement kitchenette are safe to use.
  • Filters have been installed on the 2nd & 3rd floor drinking fountains, and confirmation samples have been collected. The fixtures will remain tagged until we receive confirmation results showing that lead levels have been reduced to below the action level. Please note that the signage was mistakenly removed when the samples were collected and has been replaced.

Analytical results will be posted on line at this afternoon, August 28. Please let me know if there are any questions.

Building Sciences Manager Adam Jones, 541-346-8397,

Vivian Olum Child Development Center Room 103 Renovation 8/26/19 – 8/30/19

From Monday, August 26 through Friday, August 30, Facilities Services will renovate Room 103 in the Vivian Olum Child Development Center. Renovations involve carpentry and plumbing work to modify the height of the cabinet and sink. Occupants can expect to hear normal and occasional construction noises, such as drilling and cutting, and may observe UO Facilities personnel entering/exiting the building with tools and materials during regular business hours.

At this time, Facilities Services anticipates no utility disruptions or shutoffs; however, Facilities Services will provide additional notice(s) should any services unexpectedly be disrupted or shut down.

Please contact Justin Grishkin with questions or concerns at 541-346-5242 or

PeaceHealth North Water Shutdown 7/17/19

On Wednesday morning, July 17th, between 6:00 am and 8:30 am, there will be an isolated water shutdown.  Plumbers need to turn off water to install a new valve in room #454.  This shutdown may temporarily affect water flow in some or all nearby bathrooms (486, 487, 488, 408, and 418).  We will post signs at the locations that will be temporarily shut down.

This is part of the ongoing project being performed by Lease Crutcher Lewis.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Tim Allenbaugh at 346-8214 or

Lawrence Hall Domestic Hot and Cold Water Shutdown 6/28

Facilities Liaisons,

Our contractor Harvey and Price needs to make a repair that involves shutting down the domestic hot and cold water at Lawrence Hall.  We have coordinated 6:00 am – 8:00 am with Kyle Harshbarger, College of Design Facilities Manager.   This will impact plumbing fixtures building wide.  The restrooms will be temporarily closed during this outage.

Contact:  Work Control Center

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Work Control Center at 541-346-2319

Water Shutdown Impacting Buildings: 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115 & 116 (6/27)

Facilities Liaisions,

On June 27 from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Facilities Services needs to temporarily shut down the domestic cold and hot water that services the following buildings:

Quonset 108
Greenhouse Preparation 109
Old Greenhouse 110
Research Greenhouse 111
Paleoecology Research 112
MNCH Prep Lab 115
Archaeology Research 116

This is necessary for Greenhouse Operations swamp cooler repairs. The Greenhouse is dealing with a failed value and having to manually put water in the units. There are restrooms available in the CPFM Administration Building and portable toilets outside the CPFM Warehouse that can be accessed during this outage.

We appreciate your patience as we make urgent repairs to the swamp coolers.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Work Control Center at 541-346-2319

Water Shutdown Impacting Cascade Hall and Price Science Commons 6/20

Facilities Liaisons,

Due to emergency repairs to a toilet on the third floor of Cascade Hall the domestic water will need to be temporarily shut down until 2 pm on Thursday, June 20.

This will impact Price Science Commons and Cascade Hall.

Facilities Services confirmed that this would not impact the Cafe because it closed during this time. This will not impact the industrial cold water.

Contact:  Work Control Center

For questions or concerns please contact the Work Control Center at 541-346-2319.

University Health Center Water Shutdown 6/10/19-6/11/19

On Monday evening, June 10th from 6:00 pm until Tuesday morning, June 11th at 6:00 am, domestic hot/cold and chilled water will be shutdown to make utility connections for the new addition.

Work will be performed by LCL.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CPFM’s Design and Construction Owner’s Representative Colin Brennan at (541) 346-8242 or


Living Learning Center – south domestic water shutdown 5/1

Facilities Liaisons,

Due to construction the domestic water to Living Learning Center south will be temporarily shutdown Wednesday, May 1 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.   This will impact restrooms and sinks.  Hoffman Construction will provide two portable restrooms outside on the southwest corner of LLC south.

This shutdown has been coordinated with Housing.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Design and Construction Facilities Engineer Sarah Follet at 541-346-8264.

Millrace I, II & III Potable Water Shutdown 3/27

Facilities Liaisons,

Potable water will be shut off to the Millrace Studios I, II, & III on March 27 for the entire day to repair a leak on the potable water line. This shutdown requires a sink and restroom closure. The contractor Roto-Rooter will completing repairs. Crews hope to have service restored by 5:00 pm.

For questions or concerns please contact CPFM Facilities Services Associate Director Kevin Farthing at 541-359-6633.

EWEB Water Main Replacement Water Shutdown 12/18

On December 18 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm our utility provider EWEB is planning their first tie-in between the new water pipeline and the existing water pipeline on 17th Ave. EWEB has chosen evening hours to minimize impacts to the campus community activities.

EWEB anticipates this will impact the following UO Buildings:

Olum Child Development Center
Student Conflict Resolution Center
Ombuds Program
Oregon Law Clinic
CPFM Grounds House

Non UO Building:

Eugene Fire Department

For questions or concerns please contact EWEB Chris Irvin, P.E. Senior Engineer, Water Engineering at 541-685-7619

[ESSLINGER & MCARTHUR COURT] Domestic Water Shutdown 7/10

4/18: Volcanology Domestic Water Shut-Down

UPDATE:  Water has been restored.

Campus Community,

As part of a renovation in the Volcanology building, rooms 120 and 225, domestic water will be shut down in the building on Wednesday, April 18 from 8:00 am-10:00 am. As a result, bathrooms and drinking fountains will be inoperable during the shut-down.

For questions or concerns about this project or outage, contact Owner’s Representative, Colin Brennan with CPFM Design and Construction at (541) 346-8242.



4/28: Domestic & Lab Water Shutdown Impacting Pacific and Columbia

This notice was sent to all building users in Columbia Hall, Pacific Hall, Outlook list FS Memo.

Building Occupants,

Due to the Pacific Hall B-2 Renovations all domestic water and lab water within Pacific Hall and Columbia Hall will be temporarily shut down on April 28, 2018 from 5:00 am – 6:00 pm.  This is necessary while contractors work on the building water supply in the sub-basement.

This will not impact RO Water.

For questions or concerns, please contact CPFM Design and Construction Project Manager Nick Pritchard  541-346-9139.

Pacific Hall B-2 Outage Timeline 9/9- 12/18