All clear in Queen Charlotte sewers

  • Dec. 30, 2002 2:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte’s drains are clear now that grease and gravel have been cleaned out of the sewer lines and lift stations.
It took 43.5 hours of labour for the cleaning contractor, Northern Lites Technology of Prince George, to get the gunk out of Queen Charlotte’s lines, maintenance supervisor Victor La Boucane told Management Committee members at their last meeting of the year December 18.
The cleaners also discovered some dips in the lines, said Mr. La Boucane, which seem to be one cause of the grease build up. The lines had to be cleaned a year ahead of schedule because grease had built up so quickly in the system. The cleaning cost between $8,000 and $10,000.
“Straightening the lines might be cheaper in the long run,” said outgoing management committee member Sam DiGregor.