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Sanitary sewers and forcemain construction

Albion Vaughan Rd., Nunnville Rd., Old King Rd., Queensgate Blvd., Harvestview Ave., Sant Farm Dr. and Riverwood Terrace and modifications at Bolton sewage pumping station. Projects 12-2210, 17-2280, 17-2192 and 18-2286.

The Region of Peel will be working in your neighborhood to install sanitary sewer(s) along streets, as shown on the attached map. Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet. As pipes age and our population grows, we need to replace older sewers to keep providing you with high quality wastewater services. As our population grows, we need to build larger sewers to keep providing high quality wastewater services.

Construction schedule

Construction is anticipated to begin February 22, 2022, and be completed by December 2022, restoration works to be completed in Spring 2023.

All work is under warranty for two years from the completion date.

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Contractor and working hours

The work will be completed by Earth Boring Co. Limited and supported by Chisholm Fleming and Associates Consultants, 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 neighbourhood to be under construction for a longer period of time.

Traffic and parking

We may need to temporarily close roads or 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.

Interrupting your water supply

If we must shut off your water due to an emergency, we will knock on your door to alert you, and do everything we can to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

Areas impacted by construction

Replacing sanitary sewers usually requires digging a trench 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.) Depending on the location of the sanitary sewer, this trench might cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, driveway aprons, and lawns within the municipal right-of-way.

In addition, depending on its condition, the Region of Peel may also repair or replace the municipal portion of the sanitary sewer connection, the smaller underground pipe running from your home to the Regional sanitary sewer system. This may require digging up either the lawn or driveway above this section of pipe and disturbing an area at least 2 square meters. Any damage caused by Regional construction will be repaired. We recommend you delay any driveway paving or major landscaping projects until this construction work is completed.

In-ground sprinkler systems

As your 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.

Tree trimming

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 new sanitary sewer is buried and work has been completed on all sanitary sewer connections on your street. Repairs may be delayed due to contractor availability or certain seasonal weather conditions.

For example:

Repairing grassy areas

The contractor will replace any damaged sod (grass) on the boulevard or your front lawn 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.

Repairing driveways

Driveway access

It may be necessary to block your driveway for a short time when crews are digging the trench for the sanitary sewer, working on your sanitary sewer connection, or completing other construction activities. If so, we will knock on your door to notify you. If a trench prevents access to your driveway, the contractor will have metal road plates available to allow access if required. We will make sure businesses always have access. Please contact us if you have special needs related to access.

Waste collection

Your garbage, recycling and organics containers will continue to be picked up on your regularly scheduled 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.

Vibrations

You could feel slight vibrations from the construction work.

Optional protection plans for your exterior water pipes, wastewater pipes, and in-home plumbing

Many homeowners are not aware that they are responsible for maintaining the water and wastewater pipes both inside their home and outdoors up to the property line. If one of these pipes’ breaks, it can cause unexpected and costly repairs. The Region of Peel has partnered with Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) to offer homeowners optional, affordable protection from unexpected home repairs. Learn more about the protection plans at plansforpeel.ca.

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 https://peelregion.ca/construction/workzonesafety.

Keeping you informed

We will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.

We value your feedback

After we’ve finished, we will invite you to provide feedback on the construction project.

You can sign up to receive this survey electronically at peelregion.ca/construction by clicking ‘Sign up for email notices’.

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.

Wastewater Collection and Conveyance, Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
Email: construction@peelregion.ca
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409