Repairs to Leaky Gasket Leads to Temporary Low Pressure
Prince George, B.C. – Residents in the bowl area of Prince George may be experiencing low water pressure for the next couple of days as the City fixes a leak.
A significant leak was discovered late yesterday near a city well in Wilson Park. Although crews shut down a water pump to stop the leak there was some flooding within the boundaries of the park.
The leak was caused by a faulty gasket, which crews are now in the process of repairing.
A temporary bypass pump has been set up to ensure Prince George Fire Rescue Services continue to have adequate water pressure to meet their requirements.
Tap water remains safe to drink, but may be cloudy or discoloured. Residents are advised to run their water until its clear to avoid drinking discoloured water and before doing laundry.
Repairs are expected to be completed, and normal water pressure restored to the area by Thursday of this week,