Sanitary sewer maintenance hole rehabilitation
Various streets. Project # 21-2307. Assignment #1.
Construction work starting in your area
The Region of Peel will be working to rehabilitate aging maintenance holes (commonly called manholes) in various locations in Peel. This work will ensure the sewer system can continue to be accessed through the manholes and maintained.
Construction is planned to begin August 22, 2022 and be completed in early 2023. During this time, we will be rehabilitating 120 maintenance holes. It typically takes five hours to three days to repair a single maintenance hole, depending on the work required.
All work is under warranty for two years from the completion date.
Contractor and working hours
The work will be completed by Rockwell Site Works Inc. and supported by Andrews.Engineer, both under contract to the Region of Peel. This contractor’s normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. These hours are consistent with the local municipality’s bylaws We understand this may cause some inconvenience, but shorter working days would require your area to be under construction for a longer period of time.
Traffic and parking
We may need to temporarily reduce traffic to a single lane during construction. If we must reroute traffic, we will place signs giving directions. On-street parking will be reduced during construction when we are actively working on your street.
You could feel slight vibrations from the construction work.
Areas impacted by construction
Rehabilitating maintenance holes usually requires digging around the existing maintenance holes to install new parts. These maintenance holes are usually located within the municipal right-of-way, the land owned by the municipality between the water service box and the street. (The water service box is a small, round, metal valve located outside on the property line between your house and the road.) If maintenance holes are not with the right-of-way, the Region of Peel has obtained legal access through easements.
Depending on the location of the maintenance hole, these repairs may cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, driveway aprons, and lawns within the municipal right-of-way or easement. Any damage caused by Regional construction will be repaired.
In-ground sprinkler systems
If the construction inspector notifies you that your the front lawn may be affected by this construction work, we strongly recommend moving any sprinkler lines that are located in the municipal right-of-way or next to the sidewalk. If you can’t relocate these sprinkler lines, please send us a map created by your irrigation contractor or flag each sprinkler head that is located within one meter of the sidewalk, curb, or driveway. This will allow us to minimize the impact to your sprinkler system.
If tree branches within the municipal right-of-way interfere with construction, the trees will be pruned beforehand.
If tree branches on private property interfere with construction, they will be pruned back to the nearest suitable trunk or branch. If you do not allow personnel onto your property to trim the tree, the branches will be cut vertically at the property line.
Repairing areas impacted by construction
We will start repairing the road, curb, sidewalk, driveways, and lawns once the maintenance hole repairs are completed.
- Paving cannot take place when the ground is saturated with water, or the temperature is below 3°C.
- Asphalt is not available in large volumes during the winter. Asphalt usually becomes available around mid-May.
- Most sod farms are located north of Peel. They usually have sod available beginning in late May. We will replace the sod on your property once it is available. We replace sod only until the middle of November, weather permitting, to let the sod grow roots. If we do not repair your lawn by the middle of November, we’ll replace the sod the following spring.
Repairing grassy areas
If this construction work impacts the boulevard or your lawn, the contractor will replace any damaged sod (grass) and will take care of the new sod for 30 days. You can help the sod stay healthy by watering it. A longer ‘deep root watering’ works better to establish new sod than watering more frequently for a shorter time. Watering in the early morning allows more water to soak in instead of evaporating.
If the construction inspector notifies you that your the driveway may be affected by this construction work, and damage caused by Regional construction will be repaired.
- Asphalt driveways: If we need to cut a section of your driveway, the driveway will be repaired by paving a strip over the disturbed area, resulting in minimal seams in the final driveway. The Region of Peel cannot replace your entire driveway.
- Interlock or concrete driveways: If we damaged a portion of your driveway, our contractor will reinstate the damaged portion of the driveway.
It may be necessary to block your driveway for a short time when crews are repairing the maintenance hole or the resulting damage to the road. If so, we will knock on your door to notify you. Whenever possible, we will work to ensure businesses can be accessed. Please contact us if you have special needs related to access.
If you receive waste collection from the Region of Peel, and our construction work is happening in front of your home during your waste collection day, it is the contractor’s responsibility to move your garbage, recycling, and organics bins from the end of your driveway to a location where waste collection vehicles can pick them up. Empty containers will be returned to their corresponding addresses. Please make sure your house number is clearly marked on each bin. This helps us return empty bins to the correct address.
Safety during construction
Construction zones require extra caution to keep everyone safe – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and construction workers. When driving, walking, or biking through the construction area, please be aware of your surroundings, watch for construction crews and other road users, slow down, account for delays, and consider other routes if possible. To learn more about how to stay safe in construction zones, visit peelregion.ca/construction/workzonesafety
Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality wastewater services. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409