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Many Peachland residents put on boil water advisory in wake of leak

Peachland residents woke up to no water on Monday. Megan Turcato / Global News

A water main leak on Princeton Avenue left a number of Peachland homes without water Sunday and a boil water advisory is now in place as repairs get underway.

District of Peachland staff said they received a call for a water leak on Princeton Avenue just uphill of Turner Ave Sunday night.

They determined that in order to slow water flow to complete repairs, the water main had to be shut down near the water treatment plant, effectively cutting water service to the majority of Peachland.

Parts were ordered,  and staff said that assuming it goes well and no new leaks pop up, they will be able to start filling the water main again within the next hour or so.

“With this magnitude of leak, we are required to institute a precautionary boil water notice as well (as per IHA),” district staff said.
This has already been initiated and sampling will follow the repair today and tomorrow. The district’s aim is to have the notice removed by Friday.
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Water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making juice or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.

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