Some Cochrane residents will be without water for at least 2 days due to water main break

Some Cochrane residents received a hand-delivered notice that they will be without water for 48 hours in the aftermath of a wastewater leak into the nearby Bow River.

Residents of Riverside Place were informed Tuesday evening they would be without water for at least two days, but the town says potable water will be delivered to each household and they will have access to a water trailer nearby.

WATCH: Cochrane declares state of local emergency

The town also says more households and businesses will be impacted Wednesday and they are working to give them as much notice as possible.

This comes as Cochrane declared a state of local emergency Tuesday.

In an update posted online by the town Wednesday morning, officials say crews haven’t managed to isolate the affected water line to start repairs, which means significant ongoing water loss.

At this point, water is being trucked in from the nearby community of Harmony, and Calgary, to maintain required water levels for the community.

Residents and businesses are under mandatory water conservation orders, which means using water for drinking and basic hygiene only.

Two significant road closures are also beginning Wednesday to allow for further repair work.

The town said Riverview Drive and eastbound Gleneagles Drive will be closed for now, but further closures are expected.

The situation stems from a sewer and water break on the weekend which saw wastewater flow into the Bow River.

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