Welcome to Plant Operations

Our Mission

To enable outstanding learning, high-impact research and vibrant campus life experiences of our University community, advancing Waterloo’s mission. We will achieve our common purpose by delivering prudent planning, development, maintenance and operations of University property, facilities and infrastructure. Through our professional facilities and property management services, we provide a contemporary campus environment that is safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally enriched and well-maintained.

Our Vision

To be a leader among educational facilities professionals in service excellence and best-practice asset stewardship exceeding stakeholder expectations.

24 Hour Maintenance and Service Line ext. 33793

Call us 24 hours/day to report urgent maintenance issues.

For non-urgent issues, email details to pltops.maintenance@uwaterloo.ca. Provide the building and room number in the subject and a thorough description of the problem in the body of the email.

Nesting Season

Check out the Grounds Services Page for the dos and don'ts of nesting season. 

  1. June 5, 2019Emergency Natural Gas Shutoff

    UPDATE: June 10, 2019

    What is happening? A natural gas leak was detected and service has been shutoff to the following buildings: DWE, E2, E3, CPH, PHY, ESC, C2, B1, B2, DC, and EIT. We are investigating the cause, which will include some excavation near the CPH loading dock.

    When is this happening? Natural gas has been shutoff effective immediately, for the remainder of this week.

    Questions or concerns? Contact us at ext. 36318.

  2. June 13, 2019Service Interuption - Elevators - Engineering 6 - June 24

    What is happening? The elevators will be unavailable in Engineering 6 due to repairs. One Elevator at a time will be worked on, leaving one elevator operable at all times.

    When is this happening? The elevators will be unavailable Monday June 24 from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. (midnight.)

    Questions or concerns? Contact Scott Douglas at ext. 43650.

  3. June 13, 2019Service Interruption - Electricity - Multiple Buildings - August 18

    What is happening? Electricity will be shut off in the following buildings due to maintenance: CSB, GSC, COM, MC, PAC, SLC, V1, TH, HS, REV, UC, C2, BMH, OPT, FED, DC, MKV, ERC, QNC, M3. If you require back-up power for your equipment, you will need to issue a Work Request stating the location and equipment.

    When is this happening? Electricity will be off Sunday August 18 from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

    Questions or concerns? Contact Jonathan Hyde at ext. 49126.

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