Running water has been restored in Ahousaht but the community remains under a boiled water advisory.

Water restored in Ahousaht

"We are happy to report that the waterline is now repaired."

A ruptured pipe that cut Ahousaht off from its water supply on Friday has been fixed, according to Emergency Management B.C.

The remote First Nation spent nearly six full days without clean water after the pipe broke at the base of the community’s water treatment plant. Ahousaht staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to fix the break, which occurred below sea level adding complications to the efforts.

The pipe was fixed and potable running water was restored around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

“We are happy to report that the waterline is now repaired,” wrote Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto in an email to the Westerly News.

Jubilated posts on Ahousaht’s community Facebook page corroborated the good news.

Locals are still encouraged to donate water to Ahousaht as the Nation remains on a boiled water advisory.

Anyone willing to donate should contact Ahousaht’s Patti Charleson at 250-670-9531 or aboo_19@msn.com.