Crews working downtown dig up 100-year-old wooden pipe

By Sheena Roszell
September 9, 2018 - 6:00am

Crews working on the downtown construction project have found an old wooden pipe, they believe could be 100 years old.

Brent Caissie, Project Manager with Wapiti Gravel Suppliers says they made the find just North of 214 Place on 100 Avenue.

He says it was an old sanitary sewer line that was used before it was replaced around 1940. 

"These were just old pipes in the ground, not being used, but they were pretty well intact," he said.

They have been finding all sorts of old things underground downtown.

"Old bottles; Pepsi bottles, Coke bottles, like the old stubbies," said Caissie.  "Old lead pipe water lines, there are many things that have been found."

As for the 6-foot piece of wooden pipe that was dug up, they'll be delivering it to the Heritage Museum where it will be put on display.

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