UPDATE: Boil water advisory issued in Cloverdale area

A broken water main in Cloverdale has prompted a boil water advisory to be issued for local residents.

The announcement was made by the City of Surrey Wednesday, saying the damage in the area of 176th Street and 68th Avenue could be affecting water service in the vicinity.

“Crews are on site and are working to resolve the issue,” said the government press release, indicating the problem would be solved by Thursday (Aug. 14). But as of Thursday morning, they’ve updated the site, including a map, and removed any references to their hope of having service fully restored this morning. Now, they’re saying repairs could take a "day or so."

"As a public health precaution, the City of Surrey and Fraser Health are advising residents of Cloverdale, to boil their drinking water for at least one minute before drinking, due to a water main break. This precautionary measure should be followed until further notice."

"Residents are advised to bring their water to a rapid, rolling boil for at least one minute prior to using it for domestic purposes, including drinking, making infant formula and juices, cooking, brushing teeth, washing raw foods and making ice. Alternatively, residents may use bottled water."

Updates will be available until the precautionary boil water advisory is cancelled, they said, pointing specifically at the boundaries of 52nd Ave to 72nd Avenues and 160th  to 196th Streets.

• People can watch for updates here.

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