As you may be aware, there have been people working on a broken pipe on Concession most of the day. The water had to be shut off with the valve closest to the water plant, which means we have been using the water in the tower. The work has been proceeding slowly on Concession, however we are hopeful that it will be done within the next few hours.
If the repair is not done before the water tower empties (and the Engineer has calculated that we still have 5 or 6 hours) – two things will happen. The first is that there will be no water until the repair is completed and pressure is restored to the system . When the system totally shuts down, a 48 hour boil water advisory is put in place. The crew is working hard to get the pipe fixed before we get to that point.
Should we get to the boil water stage, firefighters and volunteers will be knocking on doors to canvass each household after 8:00 p.m. tonight.
I will keep you updated as the evening proceeds. Please call if you have concerns.