Progress made over weekend on water main break repairs

By Dylana Milobar
February 10, 2019 - 9:18am

KAMLOOPS— After a long, cold weekend of work for City of Kamloops crews, progress has been made on repairing multiple water main breaks.

Utility Services Manager Greg Wightman says the leaks on Greenstone Drive and around Glenfair Estates have been repaired, and a minor leak on a valve near the FrontCounter BC Building is still being worked on.

The cold temperatures have not made things easy for crews to dig down and get to repairing, according to Wightman.

"So trying to get down to even expose the mains to see where the breaks have been has been a real challenge," He explains, "Its a lot of work to chip through that hard ground. And once you do get down there, the water has the potential just to run underground for a long time because its not coming up through the frost. So its really hampered our efforts."

Wightman says they're hoping this will be the last of the water main breaks, but its not uncommon for these incidents to happen during periods of very cold weather.

He adds, the city appreciates the public's patience as they worked to get water back on for residents.

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