Wilder homes without water, residents unable to wash hands

Temporary water issue should be resolved today

By Steve Hubrecht

steve@columbiavalleypioneer.com

Several homes in the Wilder area of Invermere were without water for almost the full day today. The issued stemmed from a water main break, and created more concern than it might have on an ordinary day, since it came without advance notice and left resident on two streets (9th and 10th Avenue) unable to wash their hands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and also forced some of them to decrease their self-isolation by making unplanned trips to the grocery store to buy bottled water to drink.

The water was shut off around 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. on Monday, April 6 and, as of 4:15 p.m., was still off, although district staff told the Pioneer it should be back on by early evening.

“There was a water main break this morning. It was more complicated that expected,” district staff member Sarah McIntosh told the Pioneer at roughly 4 p.m.. “Staff were hoping to having it fixed by 3:30 p.m. best case scenario, but by 5:30 p.m. at the latest.”

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