Robson rinse capacity gets boost

Updating to 500+ feet of water lines in community of Robson

Upgrading of water delivery infrastructure is taking place for a significant number of Robson residents.

Upgrading of water delivery infrastructure is taking place for a significant number of Robson residents.

A step-up in terms of waterworks is done and certain Robson residents will likely be sold on the the results.

Clean, new pipes, three times the diameter of the ones they replace, were installed last week along a sizable portion of a secondary roadway.

“The full water main is behind the properties on the north side of Charleston,” said Robson Raspberry Improvement District spokesperson, water operator Wendy Settle on Friday, June 7.

“This is just the replacement of a very old 2-inch galvanized pipe with a new six-inch line.”

The job was at the clean-up stage as of Friday following the installation of 534 feet of pvc pipe.

This upgrade serves Townsite residents along Charleston Avenue from Donald to Francis Streets.

All told the work represented two weeks and a capital outlay of about $28,000 according to Settle. The final remedial work is expected to be completed in the fall.

Meanwhile, according to Settle, the much-publicized issue of the quality of the Robson water supply is likely to be finally resolved with treatment facility, reservoir, IHA approval and infrastructure, all having been put in place by next spring.