Williams Lake City Hall. (City of Williams Lake photo)

Williams Lake City Hall. (City of Williams Lake photo)

Update: Boil water advisory lifted in Williams Lake

Impacted residents included Terra Ridge, Westridge and Golf Course subdivisions


A boil water advisory issued Wednesday evening, May 26, has been after a damaged water pipe was replaced on Hutchison Road in Hodgson Road area of Williams Lake.

“The city would like to thank residents for their ongoing patience and co-operation as we worked to address this issue,” the city noted in a news release Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.


As of 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the damaged water pipe on Hutchison Road in the Hodgson Road area has been repaired, notes the city.

Pending potability test results expected Thursday night (May 27), the city is issuing a boil water advisory for the affected area, until further notice for residents in the Westridge and Golf Course subdivisions, Terra Ridge and along Wotzke Drive and Hodgson Road.

Residents are advised to heat water to a rolling boil for two minutes before using for drinking, brushing teeth, and making ice or beverages. “We thank residents for their patience as we work toward resolving this issue, and will provide further updates as soon as they are available,” the city noted in a news release Wednesday evening.


City crews have located the damaged water pipe near Hodgson Road and dug down several feet to access it.

“Currently, the pipe is in the process of being replaced, and it is anticipated to be completed by approximately 3 p.m. today,” the city noted in a new released Wednesday at noon. “Further updates will be provided at that time.”


Lakecity residents on the west side of the city are being asked to conserve water after another water main break has been identified in the Hodgson Road/Wotzke Drive area.

“This break interferes with filling the Woodland Drive reservoir, and affected properties include customers in the Westridge and Golf Course subdivisions, Terra Ridge, and along Wotzke Drive and Hodgson Road,” noted the city in a news release Wednesday morning, adding residents may experience some service loss.

“We ask that residents in this area conserve water wherever possible until further notice.”

City crews are currently working with a contractor to repair the line. Updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

“We thank residents for their patience as we work toward resolving this issue,” noted the city.

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