Classes continue at Bloom despite lack of water

Students and staff forced to use buckets of water to flush toilets

Classes are underway at Lumby’s Charles Bloom Secondary School despite a lack of water.

A decision was made to continue with classes while a water main break is being fixed Tuesday/

“It’s a rarity but it can be fixed today,” said Joe Rogers, Vernon School District superintendent.

As a result, buckets of water are being brought in to flush toilets.

Two washrooms next to the office have been kept open while the other washrooms in the building are shut down.

Bottled water is also being provided to the 325 students.

Access to the water main has been a challenge.

“It’s under a bunch of cement so the have to break up the cement,” said Rogers.