NOTICE of WORK - Pipeline Work for Geo-Exchange Project


Please be advised that the next phase of the GeoExchange project will be laying the pipe connecting the Production Well on the North side of the Campus to the Pump House location on the South side of the Campus. The routing map for the drilling is attached.


There will be several phases attached to this pipe laying portion of the GeoExchange Project:


  1. January 8 to 12: Preparation/Double Check the Utilities Lines locations/pre-placement of the pipe/demarcation of the pipe line.
  2. January 15 to 26: Trench digging and pipe laying – we will be trenching/laying the pipe and backfilling.


Please Note: there will be some inconvenience accessing Parking Lots R and S. Currently there are two means of access and egress. During this Project Phase, there will always be one means of access and egress – this will be clearly identified as the Piping Project Continues.



Laying of Pipeline for GeoExchange Project

Type of Work:

Trench digging and pipe laying

Reason for Work:

Connect Production Well to Pump House




VIU Nanaimo Lower Campus from Parking Lot R to the Pump House location/South Well – location on attached Map below. 


Start:   Monday, January 8, 2018 (8:00AM)

End:   Friday, January 26, 2018


Medium to High:

  • During the pipe laying phase, Parking Lot R and S will be affected – potentially one means of access and egress.’
  • The road in front of B120 and B180 will be affected – one lane traffic only at certain times.


Exercise caution around work zones. 

Do not enter cordoned areas and obey all signs & instructions given by construction workers. 

Noise and vibrations may occur during the construction process.


VIU Project Manager:

Deb Smilski

1.250.618.0286 (text preferred)


For any questions / comments, please contact the Project Manager listed above. 

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we complete this work.




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