Winter weather causing problems

Over 1,500 BC Hydro customers in Clearwater and area lost power for three to four hours Sunday morning

A windstorm and related problems caused over 1,500 BC Hydro customers in Clearwater and area to lose power for three to four hours Sunday morning, Dec. 16.

The outage was one of several weather-related electricity losses experienced by local residents as winter finally arrives in the North Thompson Valley.

Sunday’s outage is believed to be the cause of a loss of water pressure and turbid water conditions experienced by some users of the District of Clearwater water system early Monday morning, said director of finance Sheila Thiessen.

Public works staff had monitored the system during the outage but it appears there was a communication failure between the District’s reservoir and two wells. This caused the loss of pressure, which in turn resulted in turbid water in some locations.

 

As of late Monday morning the District had only received a few complaints, said Thiessen, which led them to believe the problem had been corrected and was limited in extent.

 

 

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