Boil water notice issued for Summerland

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SUMMERLAND - As part of the planned maintenance project on the water system in Summerland, a boil water notice has been issued along with some road closures.

An alternative water source that is not drinkable is available for the majority of the shut down, the District of Summerland says in a media release.

Most homes will still have water running through their taps that can be used for showers and flushing toilets, the District says. That water will be diverted from another system so it may be intermittent and have low flow and pressure. The water is not drinkable and all residents must have drinking water on hand for the duration of the shut off.

A boil water notice was issued at 7 a.m. today, Feb. 27, and will remain in effect for four to 10 days after the repairs are complete.

The District says some road closures are part of the water system shut down. Prairie Valley Road east of Sinclair Road is closed until approximately March 10. There is a detour available.

The area near the work site will see a lane closure on the north side of the traffic circle on Prairie Valley Road and Victoria Road. More information about this closure will be posted by the District closer to March 3.

The latest updates on the Pressure Reducing Valve #10 project will be posted on the District of Summerland website and its Facebook page.

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