Watermain valve chamber and appurtenance replacement
Adjacent to 1316 Mineola Gardens and 391 Revus Ave, Project 11-1345 P.
The Region of Peel will be replacing and improving two existing valve chambers on watermains in your neighborhood, as shown on the attached map. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality tap water.
We planned on completing this work in autumn 2021, however, due to supply issues the project was postponed. The construction is now anticipated to begin January 31st, 2022. The valve work will be completed by early spring, 2022. We will then begin repairing any impacted roads, curbs, sidewalks, driveways, and lawns, as weather permits. 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 FCM Construction 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 City of Mississauga’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 that street.
Interrupting your water supply
It is our goal to let you know 48 hours (2 days) in advance if we plan to shut off your water for an extended period (several hours). Occasionally we may have to reduce this notice to 24 hours.
If we need to shut off your water for a short duration (less than one hour), we will knock on your door to notify you.
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 the watermain valves will require digging a large hole within the boulevards adjacent to 391 Revus Ave and 1316 Mineola Gardens in the locations shown on the maps. This work will take place within the municipal right-of-way, the land owned by the city between the street and private property. This work might cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, driveway aprons, and lawns within the municipal right of way.
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.
Repairing areas impacted by construction
We will start repairing the road, curb, sidewalk, driveways, and lawns once both valve replacements are complete. Repairs may be delayed due to contractor availability or certain seasonal weather conditions.
- 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
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.
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 constructionConstruction 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.
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. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Water Linear Engineering and Reliability, Engineering Services Division
Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409