Westshore water disrupted

There will be two service outages to upgrade equipment on the Westshore water system.

There will be two service outages to upgrade equipment on the Westshore water system.

The work is scheduled from today until Aug. 13 and  there will be service interruptions on the following days:

Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Columbia Way (even addresses from 10400 to 10484)

Mountain Drive (even addresses from 594 to 610, odd addresses from 407 to 659)

Spruce Drive (from 36 to 78)

Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Lakewood Road (from 312 to 336)

Columbia Way (even addresses from 10494 to 10600, odd addresses from 10579 to 10595)

Mountain Drive (even addresses from 310 to 422, odd addresses from 311 to 401)

“The time that water service will be restored is an estimate only and may vary,” said Bruce Smith, with the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

It is recommended that on the day of the scheduled water interruption, customers at those addresses impacted should:

Shut off hot and cold faucets and any equipment that requires water;

Store sufficient drinking water for the anticipated period of interruption;

Isolate supply to hot water tanks;

If not isolated, avoid running hot water as impurities could be drawn into the hot water tank and may cause problems with its operation;

Fill a bathtub or other large container with water to use for toilet flushing and only flush when absolutely necessary;

Use anti-bacterial hand sanitizer for hand washing.

“After completion of the infrastructure improvements, regional district staff will flush the distribution system to remove any impurities which may have entered during construction,” said Smith.

Following the interruption and after water supply has been restored, it is recommended that:

Customers at affected addresses should run a cold water tap until the water runs clear;

Once the water runs clear, it is safe to drink and to use hot water.