City crews were kept busy last Sunday with a water main break on Gibbon Street in Williams Lake.
Director of municipal services, public works and operations Gary Muraca said the city received a call just after midnight that there was water on the surface of the road.
“Crews went to investigate and started doing the repair early in the morning,” Muraca said.
He noted the break depleted a couple of the city’s reservoirs, draining them completely.
Approximately 25 per cent of the city’s residents and Atlantic Power Corp.’s biomass-fired generating plant were impacted by the break.
“People had no water, low pressure and or dirty water,” Muraca said.
The water was turned back on by Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
“We started refilling the reservoirs and sending water back to the distribution system,” Muraca said.
As for the cause, he faulted aging infrastructure.
“One of our existing services to a home had just basically blown off and needed to be replaced.”