The City of Prince George maintains a water quality testing program to ensure the water provided to its residents is among the best in the province. A map of the city's pressure zones and associated quality reports are available on the water quality and pressure zones page.
Cross Contamination Control (CCC) Program
All Commercial, Industrial and Institutional must have a testable back flow prevention device and as per the City of Prince George Water Bylaw No. 7479, 2003. Section 7.2.6 all water connections with a testable backflow prevention device shall provide a test report on installation and annually thereafter.
Water conservation became paramount when the City of Prince George experienced severe water shortages during hot dry summer months . The average domestic water demand can more than double during the summer with over one-third of the total water being used for lawn sprinkling. More information can be found on the water conservation page.
Water Use Restrictions
To conserve water The CoPG implemented Water Use Restrictions bylaw that are in effect 365 days of the year.
More information is available on the water use restrictions page.
Frozen Water Pipes
During extreme cold weather some water service pipes may be susceptible to freezing and can rupture.
Pipes are most susceptible to freezing when located:
- In an outside wall;
- Under a sink on an outside wall;
- In an unheated crawlspace.
More information on frozen water pipes