Balfour residents asked to conserve water

Crews are trying to repair a leak in the supply line to the water treatment plant.

  • Dec. 18, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Due to a supply leak, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is asking residents of Balfour to conserve water until further notice.

On the morning of December 17, operational staff responded to a leak in the supply line to the water treatment plant. Crews are currently working on repairing this leak as quickly as possible. However, the area is reliant on a limited amount of stored water until repairs are completed.

If the leak cannot be repaired quickly, there is a strong possibility of disruption in water service.

The RDCK anticipate water service will return to normal in the next 24 hours. It recommends residents store water in a covered container in the refrigerator for use if there is a disruption of service.

The RDCK appreciates all efforts by residents to conserve water to reduce demand on the water system. The RDCK also requests that residents limit non-essential water use during this time.

Anyone who has further questions please contact the RDCK at 250-352-6665 or check out our website at www.rdck.bc.ca.

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