The Robson Raspberry Irrigation District (RRID) received a $125,000 grant from the Regional District of Central Kootenay Area J. The grant money comes from the Community Works Fund which is in turn funded by money returned to local governments from the federal gas tax. Area J has earmarked their funding to go towards improving the quality of water in the district. Three years ago Robson received a similar grant for $150,000, and the Ootischenia Improvement District recently received $100,000.
The RRID has been working for some time to improve their water system in order to have their boil water advisory lifted. Barring any new complications, the new system will be up and running within a few weeks. After the system is running, it is expected that Interior Health will lift the boil water advisory in 30 to 90 days.