Killiney Beach utility losing water

Killiney Beach residents will be without water Tuesday

  • Mar. 25, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Some Killiney Beach residents will be without water temporarily Tuesday.

A section of the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Killiney Beach water system will be unavailable between approximately 2 and 7 a.m.

“The temporary outage is needed so that crews can connect a water flow meter for the lowest area of the system near the pumphouse on Okanagan Lake,” said Bruce Smith, RDCO communications officer.

“This work will affect approximately 50 properties along Hodges Road, Killarney Way, Kilkenny Place and Blarney Place.”

Affected customers on the Killiney Beach water system are asked not to use water between 2 and 7 a.m. in order to maintain water pressure.

“Once service is restored, customers are reminded that although there are no health or water quality concerns, some customers affected by the service outage may notice temporary sediment and discolouration of their water,” said Smith.

“To clear up these water conditions, Killiney Beach water users should run their cold water taps until the water runs clear to ensure good water quality.”

Some customers may also experience air in their water service.

If this is the case, open your tap and run water until the trapped air is released and normal water pressure flow is restored.

“The regional district thanks customers for their cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this important work,” said Smith.

For information about the system notice, go  to  www.regionaldistrict.com/water or call 250-469-6241.