New reservoir cleaning system coming to Hudson Bay

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Hudson Bay council approved the cleaning of their four water reservoirs during the previous council meeting.

This time, the council has approved a cleaning technique that will not disrupt water distribution with Scantron Robotics will be using a Remote Operated Vehicle machine to both inspect and clean the entire reservoir water system, including tanks, wells, cooling towers, and collection tanks.

Town administrator Teresa Parkman said the recommendation is to have the reservoir cleaned every three to five years. Other cleaning techniques that were discussed at council would have distributed water distribution but the ROV will not.

With the decision being made ahead of budget season in April, the cleaning costs will be put into the 2021 budget, Parkman said.

The project will be put into two phases with the first phase being an inspection of the reservoirs for trouble areas and providing a roadmap for the robotic cleaning process. The water distribution will remain online as the project moves into phase two which is the cleaning and evaluation of the system.

Becky Zimmer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist