Dozens of Enderby residents lose water due to major pipe break
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April 12, 2017 - 3:03 PM
ENDERBY - About 50 customers are without water in Enderby after a major mater main break today, April 12.
The break happened where the City of Enderby’s water line crosses the Shuswap River and has left residents east of the Enderby Bridge cut off.
City spokesperson Tate Bengston says in a media release the break has been isolated and a dive team is on route to perform an assessment and determine the viability of repairing the existing line.
At this time, there is no water service east of the Enderby (Len Bawtree) Bridge, meaning roughly 50 customers are without water. Water service west of the bridge is unaffected.
The city is in the process of implementing an interim solution to restore water to customers on the east side of the Bridge and hopes to have a solution before the end of the afternoon. Once water is restored, residents east of the bridge will be on a boil water advisory until further notice. Water must be brought to a rolling boil for three minutes prior to consumption.
If any customers notice discolouration or an unusual odour in their water, they should flush water through their taps until the discolouration or odour has been removed, and then contact City Hall at 250-838-7230 to report the issue.
Customers west of the bridge, including customers within the City of Enderby and the Gunter-Ellison Service Extension, are not affected by the boil water advisory.
First responders, Emergency Management B.C. (and through them, the Ministry of Environment), Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Interior Health have all been notified.
The City of Enderby has activated its Emergency Operations Centre.
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