Beacon Hill Children’s Farm closed to public after water main break

Beacon Hill Children's Farm closed to public after water main break

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The Beacon Hill Children’s Farm has been closed to the public after a water main broke Sunday morning.

The farm, along with the Vancouver Island Health authority, made the call as visitors would not be able to wash their hands — posing a health risk.

“Saftey is very important to us, we have to make sure everyone washes their hands,” said Chelsea, a farm hand. “Even if we closed the petting area we cannot assure that someone would not come in contact with something.”

The farm is a popular Victoria attraction that is best known for its goat petting area.

Chelsea went on to say that on such a beautiful day, the farm usually expects a couple hundred visitors.

Staff arrived early Sunday morning to find a portion of the parking lot flooded, the City of Victoria allowed the farm to fill up water for the animals before shutting off the water completely.

The farm hopes to open on Tuesday.

The city will allow them again tomorrow to fill the water buckets for the animals.

Visitors lined up outside this morning and were able to see the running of the goats before staff had to explain the situation to them.

Updates on when the farm expects to be open can be found on their Facebook and Twitter.





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