System repairs shut down Enderby’s main water supply

Starting Monday, customers will be switched over to a well for about five to seven days

Enderby’s main water source is being shut down temporarily.

The city will take the primary water source from the Shuswap River offline for repairs beginning Monday and switch customers over to a well.

“Based on average daily flows at this time of year, the secondary source can supply typical use,” said Tate Bengtson, chief administrative officer.

“However, water users are invited to voluntarily reduce unnecessary water consumption. This will help to maintain reservoir levels during peak hourly demand. It will also help in the event of a major fire or an interruption in secondary source production.”

The Shuswap River intake is being shut down so repairs can be done to the floor of a filter that is used for cleansing water.

“The repairs are anticipated to take five to seven days, but may be extended pending the results of the condition assessment,” said Bengtson.

“The repairs involve removing filter sand and internal components, fixing the floor, reinstalling the internal components, adding the replacement filter sand and then disinfecting the system.  After the filter has been verified as free of bacteria, it will be returned to service.”