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Construction Project

Water Service and Backflow Prevention Upgrades

This project is an annual program to install backflow prevention devices and water meters at various Parks and Open Spaces in the City of Barrie. The Backflow devices help to reduce the risk of water distribution system contamination and to improve water usage data. 

2019 Program details:

The Backflow prevention upgrades will be occurring at the following Parks and Open Spaces:

• Tiffin Gore –
Bradford Steet at Tiffin Street

• College Heights Park

• Collier Street Median Flower Beds

• Davies Crescent Gore

• Duckworth Street Gore – Duckworth Street at St Vincent Street

• Simcoe Green Space – Simcoe Street at Bayfield Street

• MacMorris Park

• Barrie Marina

• Stephens Gore –
High Street at Dunlop Street

• D’Ambrosio Park

• Madeline Park

• Montserrand Park

• Stollar Park

• Johnson’s Beach

• Richler Crescent


Expected Start September 2019
Expected Completion December 2019

Affected Services

Water, sanitary, hydro, telephone, cable TV and gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Access to Properties

Traffic lanes will be restricted in the road at certain locations; however, roadways will remain open for this backflow prevention upgrade work and access to private driveways will be maintained at all times.


The contractor is required to conduct his work in a safe manner, including working in the middle of the roadway with through traffic.  We ask that you take extra caution during the construction period to ensure everyone's safety.

Emergency Services

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Traffic Impacts

The contractor will use traffic control measures to permit through traffic through the construction site.  Typically this will include using traffic cones to steer drivers around the contractor's vehicles, which will frequently be parked in the centre of the roadway where sanitary maintenance structures (manholes) are.  Occasionally, flag persons will be required to assist with traffic control.

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