Columbia River. †
The system was constructed in 1966 as part of a compensation program associated with the construction of the Keenlyside Dam. Some components were upgraded in 1997, 2001, and 2010.
Since the source for this system is an aquifer that is not directly influenced by surface water, disinfection and filtration are not required.
The system includes a 318,000 litre bolted steel reservoir.
The system includes 3,700 metres of asbestos-concrete mainlines, as well as 1,325 metres of copper service connection lines. A 2009 report found that the systemís asbestos-concrete pipes will require replacement within a decade. †
This system does not provide fire-fighting capabilities since it does not have the number of hydrants necessary to do so.
A 2009 assessment of the
The West Robson system benefited from a number of upgrades prior to being converted to a RDCK service. No significant capital works are planned for the near future.
In January 2011, ownership and operation of †the West Robson system was transferred to the RDCK. This system was historically owned and operated by the West Robson Water Corporation, a subsidiary company of BC Hydro.