Construction Notices


Disruption of Water Service - June 14

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Nathan Guindon - Project Supervisor

Phone : 613-551-4440

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Image of 2021 Watermain Relining James Street


The City will be rehabilitating the watermain on James Street from Queen Street to Jane Street. The existing watermain is made of 150mm diameter cast iron and was installed in 1949. The rehabilitation process is called cured-in-place watermain lining. The process consists of inserting a flexible liner into the existing watermain. Once the liner is in place, steam is used to 'cure' or harden the liner. The process creates a new watermain inside of the existing one. 

What to Expect During Construction

  1. Installation of a temporary watermain in the boulevard
  2. Installation of temporary water services from the watermain to your outdoor taps.
  3. Connecting residences to the temporary water supply.
  4. Excavation of access pits at intersections and strategic locations.
  5. Cleaning the existing watermain.
  6. Inspecting the watermain using closed circuit television (CCTV) devices.
  7. Installing the new liner.
  8. Cutting holes in the liner in locations where there are residential water services. Fun fact – this is done robotically.
  9. Disconnecting residences from the temporary water supply.
  10. Removing the temporary watermain and services.
  11. Restoration (New Topsoil & Sod and Repairing Driveways, Roadway and Curb).

Residents should expect to see access pits at the following locations:

  • Queen Street (North East quadrant of the intersection)
  • Princess Street (South East quadrant of the intersection)
  • Dover Road (South East and North East quadrants of the intersection)
  • Peter Street (North East quadrant of the intersection)
  • Jane Street (South East quadrant of the intersection)

There will be times when the water supply is disrupted. This is because the water has to be off in order to connect/disconnect residents to the temporary water supply. The Contactor will send out notices in advance of the water being turned off.

Sometimes, unexpected events happen, like watermain breaks. When that happens, we cannot provide notice. We will work to restore your water service as quickly as possible.

There may be days where you don't see the Contractor on site  between the different stages of work. This is a normal part of the process. The Contractor has many crews that do different types of work.

If you have any concerns, give us a call or e-mail us using the contact information on this page. 

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 Disruption of Water Service - June 14
Please be advised that due to construction work on James Street, your water service will be disrupted for several hours on Monday, June 14th, 2021, at 12p.m.

Please make any necessary arrangements you may require, to prepare for the disruption. We anticipate that your water service will be reinstated before 6 p.m. provided that there are no unforeseen circumstances.

Occasionally, some minor problems can occur after the water supply is reinstated.

  • If water shows discoloration, run the water until it clears.
  • If sputtering occurs, turn on every hot and cold faucet to remove air pockets from the water supply.      
  • If flow at a faucet is less than usual, remove the screen from the faucet, remove any obstructions and reinstall it.                          

We apologize for this inconvenience. Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the project team below.

Please note that work will only take place if weather permits; the ‘Disruption of Water Service’ will be rescheduled for the following business day if the work is postponed as a result of inclement weather.     

Foraction Inc: 1-888-599-3624

Municipal Works: 613-932-5354

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