Historic Kelowna fruit warehouse flooded by burst pipe
KELOWNA, B.C. – A large water pipe burst at the old fruit co-op warehouse on Clement Avenue sometime Monday morning, where B.C. Tree Fruit operations ceased less than a month ago.
A City of Kelowna employee driving by the plant noticed water flooding out of the property into street storm drains.
City crews have since shut off the building’s water supply until the source of the large leak can be assessed.
Workers from B.C. Tree Fruits were also on scene. They tell Global Okanagan that the City will most likely need to dig around the building to determine where the flood is coming from.
Water seems to be trickling out from the building’s foundation and walls. Approximately half an inch of water is still standing inside the large warehouse.
The property was purchased by Gary Tebbutt late last year with hopes of turning it into a public market.