Water outage announced for Southridge area following second watermain break

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Prince George, BC - Residents in the Southridge Avenue area will again be without water for a few hours starting January 23, 2023, following a second watermain break. As was the case on January 13, nearly 300 properties and Southridge Elementary School will be affected by the repair efforts.

Residents can expect a temporary interruption to water service starting at 7 p.m. on January 23 that will last approximately six hours. Crews will begin excavation at 5 p.m. and work through the night to lessen any stress the water interruption may cause. Arrangements for single-alternating traffic control will also be put into effect, but motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes.

The area of affected properties includes nearly the entirety of the Southridge neighbourhood. Affected streets are: 

  • Eastview Street
  • Grayshell Road
  • Southridge Avenue south of St. Anthony Crescent
  • St. Andrew Court¬†
  • St. Andrew Place
  • St. Anne Crescent
  • St. Dennis Place
  • St. Kevin Place
  • St. Lawrence Avenue west from the 8200 block
  • St. Lawrence Place
  • St. Mark Crescent west of St. Matthew Place
  • St. Mary Crescent
  • St. Mary Place
  • St. Matthew Place
  • St. Patrick Avenue south from the 7600 block
  • St. Thomas Place
  • Vista Ridge Court
  • Vista Ridge Drive
  • Vista Rise Road
  • Vista View Road

Residents can prepare for the outage by filling pots and jugs with water for cooking and drinking and filling bathtubs with water for flushing the toilet with a bucket. A toilet will flush when approximately four litres of water is poured into the bowl. The City would like to thank area residents for their patience and understanding while crews work to repair the water main.

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Media contact

Mike Lee, senior communications advisor
City of Prince George

778-349-1386
media@princegeorge.ca