Greater Vernon Water says several Vernon areas will be without water service for most of the day Monday, April 11, 2022, while repairs are made to a water main. (Tom Zytaruk photo)

Greater Vernon Water says several Vernon areas will be without water service for most of the day Monday, April 11, 2022, while repairs are made to a water main. (Tom Zytaruk photo)

Water to shut off for several Vernon neighbourhoods Monday

Repairs to a water main will pause water service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11

Several Vernon neighbourhoods will be affected by planned repairs to a water main on Monday, April 11, according to Greater Vernon Water (GVW).

Customers in the North Aberdeen, French, Pottery, East Vernon, Black Rock, Nickle, Buchanan and Binns Road areas will see an impact to their water supply and quality while the repairs are made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A portion of the water main needs to be depressurized for an air valve replacement, GVW said.

It is expected that the work will be wrapped up during the above time frame, unless unforeseen circumstances delay the work.

Affected residents are advised to arrange a short-term water supply before the work begins.

A map showing the Vernon properties that will be affected by water main repairs on Monday, April 11, 2022. (GVW photo)
A map showing the Vernon properties that will be affected by water main repairs on Monday, April 11, 2022. (GVW photo)

Additionally, GVW and Interior Health say the above areas will be under a precautionary water quality advisory starting Monday.

The advisory will be in effect until sampling can confirm the drinking water is safe. Customers may experience some turbidity in the water in the meantime. They’re advised to run cold water in their bathtub and other cold water taps until the water runs clear.

Customers, especially young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems, may choose to boil their water for at least one minute when using for the water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables to be eaten raw, preparing food or baby formula and making beverages or ice.

Residents with questions can contact the Regional District of North Okanagan utilities department at 250-550-3700.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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