Statement Regarding Water System

This afternoon a contractor working on a construction site inadvertently contacted a 16-inch water line which feeds the District of Kitimat water reservoirs above Kitamaat Village Road.

In order to assess the damaged area, water pumps were temporarily switched off. This caused some neighbourhoods at higher elevation to have low water pressure or no water. The pumps are operating again and the contractor is dealing with the leaking water until repairs can be completed.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.