It’s been a busy time for Ponoka’s public works crews as they continue to deal with water main breaks around town.
Currently, work is being done on two water main breaks that come with road closures and one with a boil water advisory.
The first site is located downtown on 52 Avenue between 50 and 51 Street, where the town has the road closed in order to complete the job of ensuring the roadway is returned to a good condition.
The town has stated the repair has been completed and the water is back on. However, a number of properties in the area affected have been placed under a boil water advisory — boiling water for cooking or consumption for 10 minutes before use — until water samples come back to confirm the safety of the water. The town also noted a further update will be provided as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the second water main break on 58 Avenue between 51 and 52 Street still has crews working to conduct repairs.
The town expects water to residents in the area to be shut off sometime today, once the site is ready for work on the water main to begin. No timeline has been provided for how long the water will be shut down.
In addition to a portion of 58 Avenue being closed, a section of 52 Street north of 57 Avenue has been closed to traffic to enable crews to dig a hole in order to access a water main shut off valve.
More updates on the water issues can be had by calling the town at (403) 783-4431 or visit www.ponoka.ca.