Kitimat Water Advisory Lifted; Landslide Causes Muddy River Water

John Crawford

The District of Kitimat has lifted the Water Usage Advisory it issued late Wednesday afternoon.

The District had asked residents to limit water usage, saying that dirty source water in the Kitimat River, caused by a landslide upstream, had resulted in a temporary loss of water-pumping capacity.

But Communications Manager Josh Marsh says the water was clear again this morning and the request for limiting water use has been lifted.

Coastal GasLink spokesperson Natasha Westover says the company sent a helicopter to survey the slide area and to take photographs.

She says the slide was not related to CGL activities in the area, explaining it occured three kilometres upstream from where crews had been working. 

She says it's believed the slide was triggered by rainstorms in the area.

Photos below supplied by Coastal GasLink: 





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