An important water system replacement project at the City of Cranbrook’s pressure reducing station #2 on 14th Avenue South will require the need to shutdown part of the City of Cranbrook water system overnight Tuesday March 20, 2018.
The following areas will be affected by the shutdown:
The shutdown will begin at 8:00pm on Tuesday March 20 until 8:00am Wednesday March 21. It is important that affected residents turn off your main water valve inside your residence to reduce unneeded demand on the water system by 8:00pm on Tuesday March 20 2018. 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.
Because of the work, 14th Avenue South from 16th Street South to 17th Street South will be closed from 6:00pm Tuesday to 9:00am Wednesday morning. A detour will be set up and clearly marked to maintain traffic flow throughout the night.
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 following areas will be affected by the Boil Water Notice:
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 a complete replacement of Pressure Reducing Station #2 internal components. The current internal components have reached the end of their effective service life and are in need of an upgrade. This station sits at the intersection of 14th Avenue South and 17th Street the city asks that residents stay clear of the work site for the safety of the public and 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