Cranbrook, BC (October 3, 2016) -- A boil water notice is in effect for a very localized area of the City of Cranbrook today, after Public Works water crews discovered a leaking sanitary sewer main Sunday evening.
Residents living on Anderson Crescent and 21st Avenue South, between 2nd Street South and 2nd Street North including the apartment buildings adjacent to Victoria Avenue and 2nd Street North are the only people affected by the boil water notice. All other residents on municipal water are not affected by this notice. All residents affected were notified by City staff Sunday evening.
Interior Health has been notified and is monitoring the situation closely in conjunction with Public Works water crews.
Those residents affected by this boil water notice MUST boil their water for at least one (1) minute or use an alternate, safe source of water until further notice. This includes all water use for brushing teeth, drinking, bathing, and washing fruits and vegetables and for cleaning.
Water samples are being taken at various locations in the affected area and have been sent to an independent lab for analysis. The boil water notice will remain in effect until lifted by Interior Health.
The City of Cranbrook and Interior Health appreciate the patience and understanding of those residents affected by this boil water notice. The public will be notified when conditions change.