UPDATE: Cherry Creek under boil water advisory after water main break

Water main break has now been repaired

Residents in the Cherry Creek area of the Alberni Valley are currently under a boil water advisory after a water main break.

Cherry Creek Waterworks District first became aware of the break on the evening of Monday, March 7. On Tuesday morning, the district put out an alert about a “significant” break on the main water supply line. This affected the whole Cherry Creek water system.

The water main break has now been repaired, but a boil water advisory is now in effect. All drinking water should be boiled for a minimum of two minutes prior to consumption.

“You may expect some air and cloudiness in your water,” the district warned. “You may also notice a decrease in water pressure over the next couple hours. We apologize again for any inconveniences this has caused.”

The district also says it is having difficulties returning water to certain areas, including Old Nanaimo Highway and the Horne Lake Road area. It encourages residents could to limit their water usages over the next 24 hours to assist in allowing water to reach these parts of the district.

The advisory is in effect until further notice. Updates will be available at www.cherrycreekwater.com.

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