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Monday, March 16, 2015

Pressure Reducing Station Failure Saturday Caused Multiple Water Main Breaks Across City

large hole close to Gordon Terrace School
From the City Website:
Cranbrook, BC (March 16, 2015) – Public Works water crews are expecting to be back on the scene of the last few water main breaks to wrap up the repair work today.
Crews had water restored to all the affected residents around 10:30pm Sunday night and will be working today to complete the repairs and backfill the excavated holes.  However, with the return of winter weather overnight, some crews have been allocated to snow removal operations and it could be late today before the additional staff is available. 
Four full water crews and machinery worked all day Sunday to restore water service after a failure in a pressure reducing station overnight Saturday which caused 8 separate water main breaks across the City and a serious sinkhole.   The cause of the failure was determined to be a faulty part, which has been replaced.
Some of today’s additional repair work may require crews to turn the water off for a short time.  Residents are reminded that as the water service is restored and the water turned back on, you could experience dirty or discoloured water. This is due to the water pressure stirring up sediment in the water lines. The discoloured water is not a health concern. Simply run your cold water tap until the water runs clear.

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