Water infrastructure work on Pigeon and Third Avenues

The city will be replacing water service and valve infrastructure components on Pigeon Avenue 3rd Avenue through the summer.

  • Jul. 5, 2013 8:00 a.m.

The city of Williams Lake will be replacing water service and valve infrastructure components on Pigeon Avenue between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue, and on 3rd Avenue between Oliver Street and Cameron Street.

Construction began on July 3 and is expected to take several weeks. As a result there will be disruptions in water supply to properties and traffic movements along Pigeon Avenue.

Work on Pigeon Avenue will take place between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and work on 3rd Avenue will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.

All traffic detours and road closures will be signed appropriately. Extra care will be required by all vehicles using the affected streets and the neighbouring streets during construction to ensure the safety of crews and the public. The city may have to close entire blocks during the construction.

“The infrastructure in this area of the city is 40 years old and older. Changing water service saddles, sanitary sewer service connections, and storm drainage is a must to ensure the longevity of these systems as well as the road systems above them,” said acting mayor Sue Zacharias. “The city aims to replace infrastructure before it fails to ensure that services are always delivered to residents.”

As much notice as possible will be given to each of the property owners regarding disruptions in water service. The city apologizes for any inconveniences this project may cause to the motoring public and property owners.

For more information, please contact the city’s water and waste division at  250 392-1785.