Watermain replacement and improvements
Notice of construction. East Avenue. Project 21-1310H
The new watermain on East Avenue has now been installed. The next phase is to bring the new watermain into service. Properties on these streets will now have their individual water service pipes transferred from the old watermains to the new watermains.
A new water service pipe will be installed from the watermain to your property line, where a new water service box will also be installed. The water service box is a small round metal valve typically located in your driveway or lawn at the front of your property. Replacing your water service box requires digging up your existing water service box, and usually affects an area 2m2 around the service box.
Where possible, your water service pipe will be installed using tunneling equipment. If tunnelling isn’t possible due to ground or environmental conditions, the contractor will need to dig a trench to install the new pipe.
Any damage caused by Regional construction will be repaired:
- If your water service box is in your lawn, we will replace the sod in the disturbed area.
- If your water service box is in your driveway, we will repair the driveway by paving a stripe over the disturbed area, resulting in minimal seams in the final driveway. If construction activities cause additional damage to the driveway, we’ll repair those areas too.
We expect to start connecting water service pipes to the new watermain on East Avenue around September 29, 2022. We expect to complete this work by Fall, 2022.
Once we have connected all properties on East Avenue to the new watermain, we will start repairing driveways, roads, curbs, sidewalks, and sod (grass).
Please note that repairs may be delayed due to contractor availability or weather conditions. For example:
- 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.
- In summer we may need to postpone sod replacement due to hot, dry weather. We will lay the sod once weather permits.
- 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.
Repair work completed as part of this watermain replacement project is under warranty for two years from the completion date.
Contractor and working hours
The work will be completed by N.S.J. Waterworx Group LTD. 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.
Interrupting your water supply
Connecting your property to the new watermain will require temporarily shutting off your water.
- On the day we connect your water service to the new watermain, the contractor will let you know that your water will be shut off for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. This will ensure proper notification for short duration works.
- 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 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.
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/workzonesafety
Receive timely updates right to your inbox by signing up for e-notices at peelregion.ca/construction Information on this project can also be found at peelregion.ca/pw/construction/miss/21-1310H.htm We will try to disturb you as little as possible, and we will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.
Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality tap water. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Water Linear Engineering
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409