Okanagan Centre Watermain Replacement Project is nearing completion – watermain tie-ins are scheduled for the end of July with a planned water outage July 28 and 31, 2023


The work to upgrade a portion of the water system along Maddock Ave, 4th Street, 5th Street and 6th Street in Okanagan Centre has been progressing well. 


Copcan Civil LP will be completing a watermain tie-in which requires a temporary water shutdown on Friday, July 28 and Monday, July 31. During this time, there will be no municipal water supply to all properties highlighted in blue on the maps below (Map A – July 28 water outage / Map B – July 31 water outage 8:00 am-5:00 pm).  Notices were hand-delivered July 26 to affected properties.


It is recommended that affected households make any necessary preparations beforehand to ensure water is available for personal use during the outage. Potable water is available free of charge at the Winfield Arena, in the parking lot, for any who wish to fill up personal containers.


When the water is reconnected, it is not uncommon for water to be discoloured due to air introduced into the system and some aeration might be present. This is normal. The District recommends running outside taps and bathtub faucets to flush your internal plumbing after water services have been reinstated. Turn a tap on (Ideally outside) and let it run for roughly 10 minutes, or, until these effects are no longer noticeable.


We appreciate your co-operation throughout this construction project and apologize for any inconvenience that may occur.


Should you have any questions or concerns about the project activities, please contact: Adam Cochrane – Superintendent – (250) 739-2567


Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during construction.


For more information about this project please read the brochure online : Resident-Brochure-FINAL.pdf (lakecountry.bc.ca)

Download a copy of this Public Service Announcement complete with maps

Map A - July 28 Water outage

Map B - July 31 Water outage