Old pipes a problem

Regarding the Bowker Avenue flood, why did it take so long to stop the water?

Regarding the Bowker Avenue flood, why did it take so long to stop the water?

Municipalities need to have sensors that detect pressure drops and/or flow increases.

A problem in Oak Bay may be the vintage of piping was not set up well. For example, Oak Bay has much combined sewer-stormwater piping, whereas even an old area of Saanich has separate pipes.

Rockwell Avenue, for example, has both – including sewer pipe so old it is made of wood. But in surprisingly good condition, they only had to replace about 15 feet of it a few years ago when they inspected it.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich