Crews are responding to a water-main break in downtown Sorrento.
On Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) announced a water leak had occurred in the downtown area, affecting service to residents and businesses.
A related news release said crews were “on scene attempting to find and repair the source of a water leak,” and that “water service will be affected for a few hours.” A corresponding notice of a water-main break, issued around 3:30 p.m. through the Alertable app, stated residents and businesses in the downtown area may be temporarily without water, or experience low water pressure as a result.
The regional district noted once the leak is fixed and water pressure is restored, customers may notice some non-harmful discolouration in their water.
The CSRD suggested running a cold bath or an outdoor hose for several minutes to eliminate any discolouration.
Sorrento’s water system may require additional work in the coming days. If so, residents will be notified.