UPDATE: Enderby water back on but boil advisory remains
UPDATE: Enderby water back on but boil advisory remains.
UPDATE 5:55 P.M. – The City of Enderby has restored water supply east of the Enderby (Len Bawtree) Bridge.
This includes water used for washing produce, making ice, and brushing teeth,” said Tate Bengtson, chief administrative officer.
A drinking water main break has occurred at a critical place in the City of Enderby’s water distribution system – where the water line crosses the Shuswap River.
At this time, there is no water service east of the Enderby (Len Bawtree) Bridge, meaning that approximately 50 customers are without water.
Before the interim solution is implemented, a boil water advisory will be issued for customers east of the bridge.
The city is in the process of distributing notices to all customers east of the bridge.
Until further notice, all City of Enderby water customers east of the bridge should bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes and then cool before consuming it.
Note that customers west of the bridge, including customers within the City of Enderby and the Gunter-Ellison Service Extension, are not affected by this boil water advisory.
First responders, Emergency Management BC (and through them, the Ministry of Environment), Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Interior Health have all been notified.