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Continually shifting ground forces Williams Lake to adopt different approach to water main repairs

Work to be done one section at a time

June 1, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Williams Lake, B.C. – The repair of a water main on Hodgson Road must be done in sections because of continual movement of the ground, city council has been told.

Wondering why the work couldn’t be done completely, council was told the ground’s constant movement puts a strain on the water main which means repair work must be done in segments.

The city has had issues with its water main for some time with several repairs having been done. Council was told one complete repair makes the most financial sense, but it’s not a feasible option amid ongoing ground movement.


Residents haven’t been affected by the condition of the water main, but council wishes to begin its project as soon as possible.

Fused pipe is to be installed in one section to give it greater movement if the ground continues to move. Once that work is done, another section will be tackled.

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