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Watermain Relining Program

The work includes the structural lining of approximately 710m of watermain as well as the replacement of existing watermain line valves and fire hydrants. Installing a liner is typically completed with minimal excavation in the roadways to rehabilitate the watermain.

Affected Streets

The watermain will be rehabilitated by installing a new pipe liner on the following streets:

  • Jill’s Court – Coleen Avenue to Coleen Avenue
  • Jeffery Street – Coleen Avenue to Grove Street
  • Curtiss Avenue – Jeffery Street to Jeffery Street


Estimated Start: September 2019
Estimated Completion: November 2019

Why are we doing this?

Throughout the City there are many watermains that require rehabilitation but not necessarily total replacement. The water distribution system has traditionally been replaced or rehabilitated as part of full road reconstruction projects. While it is cost effective to do this while the roads are being constructed, it limits repairs to only watermains within road reconstruction projects. This results in many segments of the water distribution system in need of repair being postponed, increasing the risk of failure and increasing the likelihood of atermain breaks. This program aims to complete watermain rehabilitation using trenchless technologies which reduces costs by reducing road restoration requirements and will also reduce operational costs associated with repeated maintenance activities or emergency repairs. The construction is typically completed in shorter durations with less disruption to water services to properties.

Affected Services

Water services will be affected during the construction period. The Contractor will be installing a temporary watermain to service properties which the watermain is rehabilitated. Hydro, Telephone, Cable TV, and Gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Some temporary interruptions in the water service will occur when the temporary water system is installed. You will receive notices of the interruptions at least a day before they are scheduled to occur.

Access to Properties

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.

Garbage Collection

On the normal curbside collection day, place all garbage, organics, recyclables and yard waste materials at the front of your property as usual. The City’s waste pickup contractor is anticipated to have access through the construction site. If the City’s waste pickup contractor does not have access, 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. Your garbage cans, organics bin and recycling boxes will be returned to your property 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 7:00 a.m., otherwise these items might not be picked up. Safety 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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