Enderby residents put on mandatory water conservation advisory
ENDERBY – High turbidity caused by last night’s rainfall is creating water issues in Enderby.
The City of Enderby issued a mandatory water conservation advisory this morning, May 5,for all customers west of the bridge, according to a release from the municipality.
This will help ensure that fire flows and potable water for essential needs are preserved,” chief administrative officer Tate Bengston says in the release.
Runoff from Thursday night’s thunderstorm created elevated turbidity in the Shuswap River, which is the Enderby’s primary water source.
“If the river turbidity persists or continues to escalate, the City will take additional measures to provide for public health and safety.
If the river turbidity decreases, the advisory will be removed,” Bengston says.
The City is in the final stages of readying a temporary solution to reconnect both sources at the river crossing, which will serve as an interim connection until the new lines can be permanently installed.
The Boil Water Advisory for customers east of the bridge remains in effect.
However, customers east of the Bridge are not affected by the mandatory water conservation advisory.
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