RDCO PSA – Westshore water system upgrade – Updates

June 21 2021 – Westshore Estates water interruptions notice

Some customers of the Westshore Estates Water System near the Westshore Estates Community Park should be aware of two planned water service outages this week as Regional District crews are replacing the Northern View Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) as a part of the infrastructure improvement program.

The work is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 23 and Friday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will impact water service for approximately 60 properties on the following roads:

  • Bluebird Drive
  • Hillside Drive
  • Northern View Drive
    • Even addresses 350 – 392
  • Pinecrest Road
    • Even addresses 10736 – 10790
  • Westshore Road
    • Even addresses 10614 – 10818
    • Odd addresses 10725 – 10801

Please note that the time of service restoration is an estimate only and may vary.  A roadside notice will be put up in advance of the work.   It’s anticipated only those customers listed will be affected by the water service interruptions.

It is recommended that on the day of the scheduled water interruption impacted customers:

  • Shut off hot and cold faucets and any equipment that requires water;
  • Store sufficient drinking water for the anticipated period of interruption;
  • Isolate the supply to hot water tanks;
    • If not isolated, avoid running hot water as impurities could be drawn into the hot water tank and may cause problems with its operation;
  • Fill a bathtub or other large container with water to use for toilet flushing and only flush when absolutely necessary; and
  • Use anti-bacterial hand sanitizer for hand washing.

After the service interruptions and once water supply has been restored, it is recommended that affected customers run a cold water tap until the water runs clear.

Following completion of the scheduled work on Wednesday, a precautionary Water Quality Advisory will be in place until further notice for those affected properties.  All water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute or customers should use a safe alternative to water from the tap such as bottled or distilled water.

After completion of the infrastructure improvements on Friday, RDCO staff will flush the distribution system to remove any impurities which may have entered during construction.

If you have any questions regarding the interruption please contact Regional District Engineering Services at 250-469-6241 or email engineer@rdco.com.

The Regional District operates six water systems serving almost 1,100 properties in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West electoral areas.  For more information visit rdco.com/water or contact RDCO Engineering Services at engineer@rdco.com or 250-469-6241.  To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit rdco.com/water.

June 15 2021 – Westshore water system upgrade

Over the next few months some customers of the  Westshore Estates water system will notice crews working on infrastructure upgrades to the Northern View Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) near Westshore Road and Northern View Drive.

The project includes the replacement of the existing PRV and associated water main. Residents in the area may experience some minor pressure fluctuations, noise and dust inconveniences during the construction planned for week days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Motorists and traffic in the area will not be impacted.

This project is being funded by reserves for the Westshore water system.

As part of the project, a service interruption to the impacted properties in the area will be required.  Once this is scheduled we’ll provide details in advance to residents in the area.  No other Westshore Estates water customers will be affected by this work.

For information please contact RDCO Environmental Services at engineer@rdco.com or 250-469-6241.

To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit rdco.com/water.

The Regional District currently operates and maintains six water systems servicing more than 1,000 properties in the Sunset Ranch, Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun, Falcon Ridge, and Trepanier areas.

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