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Description of the stages of a watermain construction project.

Watermains are underground pipes. They bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood.

As pipes age and Peel’s population grows, we need to replace older watermains to keep providing high quality water to you.

Watermain construction happens in 5 stages. Explore the video or the steps to learn what to expect during each phase of watermain construction.

What to expect during watermain construction in your neighbourhood

  1. Before construction begins: surveying your neighbourhood
    • We’ll survey your street and use spray paint to mark the location of gas, hydro, and cable on roads, driveways, and lawns.
    • We may drill holes in the road or municipal right-of-way (the land between the street and your water service box) to collect soil samples and determine ground conditions.
    • We’ll also take pictures and record video. This will help ensure that we restore the area as close to the way it was before construction started.
  2. During construction: replacing the watermain
  3. We will dig a trench and bury the new watermain. The watermain will then be cleaned, disinfected, and tested.

  4. Replacing individual water services
  5. We will connect individual homes and businesses to the new watermain by replacing the municipal portion of each property’s water service pipe. We will then connect the new watermain to the underground watermain system.

  6. Repairing sidewalks, curbs, roads, driveways, and lawns
  7. We’ll repair any driveways, lawns, roads, curbs, and sidewalks that were disturbed when we installed the new watermain and water service pipes.

  8. After construction: work is under warranty
  9. All work is under warranty for 2 years. It is normal for repaired areas to settle a bit after construction. If within two years you notice large potholes forming where the driveway, street, lawn, or boulevard was repaired, let us know.

Search our construction map to find the timelines and more info on a particular project.

If watermain construction is planned for your street, you will receive a letter to notify you.

To share concerns or special needs related to a project, email us or call 905-791-7800 ext. 4409.

Notice of Collection

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1980, c.302 (as amended), and will be used for the purposes of notifying & updating residents of construction projects within the Region of Peel. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Supervisor of Environmental Education, 230 Advance Boulevard, Brampton ON, L6T 4T6, (905) 791-7800.