Taps turning off at the Rise and parts of Coldstream

Several neighbourhoods impacted as regional district makes improvements to the system

  • Sep. 22, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Residents of a Vernon neighbourhood and parts of Coldstream are being advised of an interruption in water service Tuesday

Due to improvements, there will be no water at the Rise Tuesday starting at 8 a.m. and lasting for up to 12 hours. The work will affect customers on Okanagan Hills Boulevard, Vineyard Way, Harvest Court, Cordon Place, Balsam Court and Silversage Place (and streets off of).

Also on Tuesday, Crews will initiate system works in Coldstream and water will be unavailable for Binns Road, Cosens Bay Road, Grey Road, Grieve Drive, Marwood Place, Priest Valley Drive (streets off), Upper Summit Drive and the Palfrey Drive east and west area.

“Affected customers will have no water starting 8 a.m. for up to 24 hours,” said Renee Clark, with the Regional District of North Okanagan.

A water quality advisory for some Coldstream customers will also take place Tuesday at 8 a.m. for up to 24 hours.

This work will affect:

– All properties south of the railway tracks from Kal Beach to Kalamalka Road and Highway 6 junction at Coldstream Ranch

– Properties north of the railway track on Aberdeen Road to Rendell Drive Shamanski Drive, Paisley Drive (streets off)

– Howe Drive north

“Please take the necessary measures to ensure that you have enough water for your household needs during this time,” said Clark.

“Fill water jugs and ensure there is enough drinking water for yourself, your family, and your animals. Fill buckets for use in the bathroom and kitchen.”

Customers in the impacted locations should turn off their main water shut off valve and disconnect outdoor hoses until the water is restored.

“Customers will receive hand-delivered letters informing them of this disruption,” said Clark.

“For instructions on turning off water valves and for more information, visit www.rdno.ca or call 250-550-3700.”