Watering Ban Ends at Midnight Tonight
Crews making the hook up yesterday afternoon. – image courtesy City of Prince George.
Prince George, B.C.- The watering ban that has been in place since Monday will be lifted tonight as planned.
The $3 million dollar project connects two of the city’s main water wells while the installation is complete, the system is being tested to ensure everything is working as it should.
The outdoor watering ban is expected to be lifted at midnight tonight, which means a return to the normal watering restrictions (even house numbers on even days, odd house numbers on odd days and no sprinkling at all between noon-5pm)
The project to connect the two city wells – PW605 in Wilson Park and PW660 at Fish Trap Island, both along the Nechako River – took a year to complete. The project builds redundancy between the two wells, which provide most of the water for the Hart, throughout the Bowl, Blackburn, and College Heights. The project will allow the City to switch from one to the other in the event either system develops a problem.