Winter Work in Full Swing

Irrigon Pressurized System

Trench between old steel pipe and new pvc pipe where next length of pvc pipe will be laid.
Trench between old steel pipe and new pvc pipe where next length of pvc pipe will be laid.
Putting sling on new length of pipe to carry it with excavator into trench.
Putting sling on new length of pipe to carry it with excavator into trench.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lowering next length of pvc pipe into trench.
Lowering next length of pvc pipe into trench.
Aligning the new length of pipe in the trench to match up with the new pipeline.
Aligning the new length of pipe in the trench to match up with the new pipeline.

 

 

 

 

 

District crews are busy replacing deteriorating steel mainline from the Columbia River Pump Station to the PVC distribution lines.  Those lines have been replaced over the last 15 years.  There are a few sections of 12-inch distribution lines to be replaced also.

 

Main Canal
Crews have already begun replacing deteriorating and failing panels.  30 concrete panels have been replaced so far in the 8th Street West area, with about 8-9 more to be replaced there to complete that project.  There will be MANY more panels to replace along the length of the canal throughout the winter, this is just the first project.  We will also have someone in the excavator all winter cleaning silt and debris out of the bottom of the canal – an endless job!

 

If you have any maintenance concerns, please call the office at 541-922-3814 right away so they can be evaluated.  If work does need to be done, it’s easier to get the news now rather than just before water starts when it is harder to schedule.  Thanks!