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Buchanan Water Main Break – Turbid Water

Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Greater Vernon Water: A water main break occurred on Buchanan Road on January 29, 2019. Customers might experience sediment and/or discoloration of the water.

The water is safe to drink. While the water is turbid, you may choose to boil or not drink the water.

Crews have flushed water mains to draw the turbid water out of the system in affected areas.

If you experience discoloured water: It is advised that you flush your home water lines. Remove the aerator (a fine mesh grid) on your tap. Then, turn on a cold water tap, preferably the laundry tap, and let the water run for a few minutes. Do not use a hot water tap because it could draw sediment into your hot water tank. When the water runs clear, place the aerator back on the tap.