A significant water system replacement project scheduled to happen overnight Wednesday February 21st has now been postponed for a couple of weeks.
Public Works staff have been busy with a couple of large water main breaks over the past 24 hours, which has not allowed them to do the necessary preparation work required for the water project.
This has created the delay.
The City will provide information to affected residents and neighbourhoods about the new dates including maps of the affected areas as soon as possible.
The City of Cranbrook apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates the understanding and the patience of the public.
The following areas were planned to be affected by the shutdown (please see map):
– Mount Royal / Park Royal area
– Industrial Park and surrounding area
– Highlands area
– Shadow Mountain / Wildstone areas
Previously the shutdown was to begin at 10:00pm on Wednesday February 21 until 4:00am Thursday February 22. It is important that affected residents turn off your main water valve inside your residence to reduce unneeded demand on the water system by 9:30 pm on Wednesday February 21st. Residents are encouraged to fill a bathtub or other large storage device before the shutoff, so you have water available until the water system is back online.
Once water service is restored, residents directly affected by the shutoff will be under a Boil Water Notice. All water that is used for drinking, bathing and cleaning fruits and vegetables MUST be boiled for a minimum of one minute.
The City of Cranbrook will be working closely with the Interior Health Authority (IHA) to take water samples to ensure there are no signs of risk to the public. Once all samples come back clear, the City, under the authority of IHA will rescind the boil water notice. It is also important that once water service is restored, you run your cold water tap until the water runs clear.
The project being undertaken by Public Works is replacing a component in the City’s pressure reducing station #1 by Idlewild Lake. The shutdown is being done for the safety of our workers.
The City of Cranbrook appreciates the patience and understanding of the public during this time. Every effort is being taken in order to minimize the disruption of water service to our residents.
– From the City of Cranbrook