Residents of Scotch Creek will be without water on Wednesday, April 14, as work gets done on the local water system.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District said planned upgrades for the Saratoga water system will require a temporary shut off for all users between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Residents who use the system were advised to store enough water to exceed their needs during that time period – in case the shutoff lasts longer than anticipated.
The CSRD suggests storing up to four litres of drinking water per person per day.
The CSRD also advised appliances that require water, including washing machines and dishwashers, not be used during the shut-down. Residents should also ensure that water tanks do not drain, as this could cause damage to the heating element.
Once the water service is restored, the CSRD said residents may notice discoloration from sediment in the water system. “This discoloration is not harmful…as the water has been disinfected,” reads a CSRD release.