The City of Williams Lake, in conjunction with Interior Health, is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory for the golf course, Westridge and Hodgson Road areas.
Affected areas include the entire Westridge and golf course subdivisions, properties on Hodgson Road from Terra Ridge to Dog Creek Road, Deer Park Terrace, the Terra Ridge strata complex and the Pioneer Complex, along with the Lutheran Church on Hodgson Road.
The precautionary boil water advisory will affect Zone 2 of the City’s west side water distribution system. All other areas of the City are not connected to this zone and will not be affected.
During ongoing replacement work of the water main on Hodgson Road, an upstream main cracked and required depressurization of the local area. The advisory has been issued out of an abundance of caution due to the length of time before repairs were able to be made.
The City and Interior Health are now awaiting the results of laboratory tests from samples taken at numerous locations and, once satisfactory outcomes are released, the boil water advisory will be lifted. The timeline from sampling to results will be early in the week of April 25 due to shipping and lab turnaround time.
Residents are asked to please heat water to a rolling boil for two minutes prior to use for cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, etc. You may wish to use bottled water for baby formula.
If you have any questions or concerns contact the City of Williams Lake’s Municipal Services Department at 250-392-1785 or at 250-392-1784. Residents can also contact an Interior Health Drinking Water Protection Officer at 250-851-7340, option 1, with any concerns.
For more drinking water reports and resources, along with a live, interactive map, visit Interior Health’s ‘Drinking Water for Everyone’ hub at drinkingwaterforeveryone.ca.
Greg Sabatino, Events & Marketing Coordinator
City Hall: 250.392.2311