UPDATE: Water restored for Vernon neighbourhood, boil advisory in effect

Pipe break left Canadian Lakeview Estates residents dry for more than 30 hours

Water flows through a Canadian Lakeview Estates resident’s yard following a watermain break Nov. 17. (Jacqueline Barnett photo)

Water flows through a Canadian Lakeview Estates resident’s yard following a watermain break Nov. 17. (Jacqueline Barnett photo)

UPDATE Nov. 19:

The taps are back in working order for residents of Canadian Lakeview Estates.

A watermain break shut taps off off Tuesday, Nov. 17, but repairs were completed late Wednesday, in time for residents to wash up Thursday morning.

But residents are advised to boil their water, as the event resulted in a significant disturbance to the system.

Final backfill and cleanup will be done today, along with system flushing and water testing.

“We truly appreciate your cooperation and patience over the past day, and apologize for the inconvenience,” Corix Utilities said.

Customers are advised to continue to check the Canadian Lakeview Estates News and Service Notices page for outage updates.

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ORIGINAL Nov. 18:

A pipe break that has left some Vernon residents without water is being fixed.

Canadian Lakeview Estates residents were alerted to a broken watermain Tuesday, Nov. 17 around 1 p.m.

The utility company, Corix Utilities, is working to restore water and hope to have the repair done as soon as possible.

“The location of the watermain break was identified yesterday evening. Unfortunately, it is at a depth requiring more substantial excavating equipment, and trench preparation. As such, work had to be suspended until this morning,” the company states. “The break is also in a location that does not allow us to isolate that part of the system, which means water will remain off for the entire community.”

Residents of the estates, which are next to Okanagan Landing near Adventure Bay, will be alerted with updates online here.

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Residents of Canadian Lakeview Estates have been without water for more than 24 hours while they wait for a watermain break to be fixed. (Google Maps image)

Residents of Canadian Lakeview Estates have been without water for more than 24 hours while they wait for a watermain break to be fixed. (Google Maps image)

A river flows through a Canadian Lakeview Estates resident's yard following a watermain break Tuesday, Nov. 17. (Jacqueline Barnett photo)