Construction Notices

Sod Care Notice - September 14, 2022

22-T07 - Disconnection from Temporary Water Supply Riverdale - Grant - Stephen - Catherine

Project Contact

Benjamin Sinfield - Project Supervisor

Phone : 613-662-5731

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2022 Stephen Watermain Lining


The City will be rehabilitating the watermain on Stephen Street, from Riverdale Avenue to the East Limits. The existing watermain is made of 150mm diameter cast iron and was installed in 1964-1968.

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.
  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:

  • Stephen St (Eastern limit)
  • Riverdale Ave and Stephen St (North West 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.

Construction Notices

Sod Care Notice

A construction project has recently taken place on your street. This results in the need for new sod to be installed on your property. For the first eight (8) weeks (60 days) after the sod is installed, the Contractor will water the sod on the following schedule:

• Week 1 – Daily
• Week 2 and 3 – Every Second Day
• Week 4 to 8 – Weekly

After the 60-day maintenance period is completed by the Contractor and the sod is accepted by the City, maintenance and care of the new sod becomes the sole responsibility of the Owner/Tenant.

For projects where sod is placed after October 31st, the maintenance process will take place the following spring. This will occur 60 days after the start of the
growing season. At this point, the new sod becomes the sole responsibility of the Owner/Tenant.

For the new sod to thrive on your property the following is recommended:
1) Foot Traffic - Avoid stepping on the newly laid sod for the first two (2) weeks after it is installed. Also keep foot traffic light for the first month. The roots of your new sod are being established during this period. The roots can be affected by too much weight being placed on them.

2) Watering – Newly installed sod requires regular watering in addition to the watering provided by the Contractor. It is recommended that you water  the sod for five (5) to ten (10) minutes, two (2) to three (3) times a day, for the first two (2) weeks. Enough water should be provided to soak the first two (2) inches of soil. After this point, you can decrease the amount of watering to once a day, ensuring the top quarter inch of the soil is soaked. After three (3) weeks, watering can generally be reduced to every other day. After roughly a month, you can begin watering the sod once a week, as you would for an established lawn. Watering sod in the morning or evening allows for greater moisture absorption.

3) Mowing – You should not mow your sod for the first two (2) weeks or until it is 3.5 to 4 inches tall. Ensure your mower blades are sharp and avoid cutting it too short. Generally, a maximum of 1/3 of the grass blade height should be removed when mowing. Avoid cutting the grass when it is wet.

4) Weed Removal – 14 days after the sod is installed, weeds should be removed from the sod before mowing to stop them from spreading. It is recommended to remove weeds from the sod each time before mowing. Sod has shallow roots. Regular weed removal is important to stop weeds from spreading throughout the sod.

5) Fertilization – In the spring following the placement of sod, the Contractor will apply another application of fertilizer and an overseeing application. Following this, fertilization and seeding becomes the sole responsibility of the tenant/owner. If you have any questions or require further information, please reach out to the project team using the contact information provided below.


Fer-Pal Infrastructure Ltd City of Cornwall (After Hours Contact –
City of Cornwall Dispatch
24hr Availability)
Mike Hawkins
Ben Sinfield
Project Supervisor
1225 Ontario Street
Municipal Works Office
613 932 5354 ext. 0
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Disconnection from Temporary Water Supply

Please be advised that the temporary water supply is to be removed on: Wednesday, July 27th, 2022. All residences will be switched over from the temporary water supply back to the municipal water system. 

The Contractor will be going door to door once the temporary water supply has been turned off. They will be connecting each property to the municipal water system. If you will not be home at the time specified above, please follow the instructions below:

  • Close small valve situated on the “Y” adapter attached to your outside tap to point away from your outside tap (see diagram).
  • A diagram showing ball and gate valves.
  • A diagram showing a Y adapter
  • Close your outside garden tap by turning the tap clockwise.
  • Turn on your main waterline supply valve (usually located in the basement towards front of the house).
  • Open your cold water tap on your bathtub and let it run for 5-7 minutes
  • If you still do not have water please call Mike Hawkins 416-409-0491, and a representative will walk you through the steps to turn your water on. They will be able to assist you if required.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or require further information, please reach out to the project team using the contact information provided.


Fer-Pal Infrastructure Ltd

City of Cornwall

City of Cornwall Dispatch

(After Hours Contact – 24hr Availability)

Mike Hawkins


Ben Sinfield

Project Supervisor

Municipal Works Office

1225 Ontario Street




613-932-5354 ext. 0

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