A water main leak is spilling hundreds of thousands of litres of water into Stanley Park.
City officials are working to fix the problem, but many people could be affected.
Greg Valou with Metro Vancouver says the water main is leaking 430,000 litres of water into Lost Lagoon.
Chlorine being removed from water before reaching lagoon
The water is treated with chlorine, but Valou says crews are de-chlorinating it before it reaches the artificial lake.
Metro Vancouver has not confirmed when the leak started, but crew have pin pointed the exact location and are on site fixing the problem.
The pipe feeds water into the West End along with other reservoirs and is located several metres underground between Lost Lagoon and the park cause-way.
It’s connected to more piping in the North Shore, comes across Burrard Inlet, and through Stanley Park.
Valous says Metro Vancouver uses about 1.5 million litres of water daily.
The leak is costing the city about $300 per day.
Metro Vancouver notified two weeks ago
Marilyn Towill with Metro Vancouver says it was notified by the city two weeks ago.
Crews are working to patch the hole in the pipe.
“When we excavate down, we’ll get a better sense of what we have down there. We have engineering consultants lined up to help us with the assessment of what’s the best repair methodology.”
For now, she says customers won’t be affected and crew are working to patch the whole.
“We’ll be preparing and excavating to get down to the pipe, two crews lined up that will work around the clock.”
And expect traffic delays, Metro Vancouver says up to two lanes will close on the Stanley Park causeway as of Friday 8 p.m., it could remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday.