Some Property Owners Fail to Obey Sprinkling Ban
Prince George, B.C. – Crews continue to work on the project that will link two major wells in Prince George, and the sprinkling ban remains in effect.
Not everyone in Prince George has been obeying the sprinkling ban. There have been 61 warnings issued to those found to be in violation of the ban. 44 warnings were issued Monday, a further 17 on Tuesday.
The ban was put in place in order to complete a year long $3 million dollar project that links the Fish Trap Island well, with the one located on the west side of Wilson Park. This connection will ensure that there is water supply for the City should one well or the other have a mechanical or contamination issue.
The work is on schedule, and is expected to be complete by Friday evening.
Since the sprinkling ban came into effect, the City has received some complaints about low water pressure or cloudy or darkened water coming from taps.
The City says the water is still safe to drink and advises residents to run their taps just until the cloudiness is gone.
The sprinkling ban does not restrict the use of hand-held watering implements, such as watering cans and hoses being held in-hand. The restrictions also do not apply to normal household water use for drinking, cooking, or washing.