Construction is still underway on a temporary water line at the Bawtree Bridge. (photo submitted)

Enderby focused on water service

Construction is still underway on a temporary water line at the Bawtree Bridge

Efforts are continuing to restore water service in Enderby.

Construction is still underway on a temporary water line at the Bawtree Bridge.

“The people involved are doing a fantastic job to implement a solution as quickly as possible,” said Tate Bengtson, the city’s chief administrative officer.

“We anticipate being ready to start pressure testing and chlorinating the temporary line late Wednesday. Starting Thursday, we will start tying in the line to the distribution system on either side of the bridge.”

Once the line has been tied in and flow tested, the city should be able to lift the mandatory water conservation advisory provided it all performs to specification.

“After that, we will begin bacteriological sampling to move us towards lifting the boil water advisory,” said Bengtson.

Businesses and residents have been cutting down on consumption since the city declared a state of local emergency due to an imminent loss of water Saturday.

The crisis arose because of high turbidity on the Shuswap River which led to a boil water advisory May 5, and a drinking water main being out of service since a break in April.