Tawnya GurchinSupervisor of Construction Administration (705) 739-4220, ext 4740Tawnya.Gurchin@barrie.ca
Galvanized watermains, located in several older neighbourhoods in the City, are in poor to very poor condition and are significant maintenance challenges. Frequent resident concerns related to low/inadequate flows have been received, and multiple breakages have required emergency repair.
The program replaces these watermains with at least the same size and no smaller than a 50 mm diameter watermain. This is an interim measure to improve the watermain reliability until the street is scheduled to be reconstructed, at which time the watermain will be upgraded to current standards, too.
Sanitary sewer, hydro, telephone, Cable TV, and Gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Water service will be interrupted for a short time to switch service over to the new watermain. Notice of the timing of any water interruptions will be provided to affected residents in advance of such occurrences.
Curbside collection service will not be affected. On the normal curbside collection day, residents are asked to place all garbage, organics, recyclables and yard waste materials at the front of their properties as usual. If construction activity prevents the waste pickup trucks from reaching your property, the construction contractor will remove these items and take them to outside of the construction zone, for pickup by the City’s waste pickup contractor. Cans/bins/boxes will be returned to properties later that day. Please mark your address on all of your containers. It is very important that you take your refuse and recyclable items to the front of your property by 7 a.m.; otherwise these items might not be picked up.
Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
All reasonable efforts will be made to maintain vehicle access to driveways. However, there may be some temporary interruptions to access during construction while construction vehicles maneuver. Access will be restored as quickly as possible. The Contractor will provide prior notice of any imminent access restrictions to the businesses and residents. Pedestrian access to all homes and businesses will be maintained during construction.
The contractor is required to conduct his work in a safe manner, including fencing of deep excavations, etc. We ask that you take extra caution during the construction period to ensure everyone’s safety
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