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Water pressure improvement

Mayfield Road: Cresthaven Road to Valleyview Road. Project #12-1186

The Region of Peel continues to maintain, improve, and plan for future growth of existing water services as part of our commitment to providing safe, clean drinking water.

As part of this program, we will be increasing the water pressure to your area on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Work is expected to start at around 10 a.m. and should take about 3 hours.

What does this mean for you?

  • There will be a significant increase in water pressure, potentially by up to 310 kilopascals (kPa) or 45 pounds per square inch (psi).
  • Residents may experience a difference in their water pressure flowing from the taps.

Preparing for the water pressure increase

The Region recommends you take steps to prepare your home or business for the upcoming water pressure increase. Please ensure that your plumbing is in proper working order. Please check all the potentially vulnerable components of your plumbing (such as faucets, dishwashers, toilets, washing machines and plumbed-in fridges’ flexible pipes and hoses) to ensure they are in good condition. Please also know the location of your water shutoff valve inside your building near the water meter.

This information is provided as a courtesy as an increase in water pressure to any plumbing system could result in pipes and faucets leaking if they are not in good condition. If you require help to check your plumbing system, the Region recommends you consult a licensed plumber.

During the transition you may temporarily experience cloudy or discoloured water. Please flush your cold-water faucets, working from the lowest level (basement) to the highest storey, until the water becomes clear.

We will keep you updated with further details about the increase. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Region’s Project Manager Darrin Dodds at 905-791-7800 ext. 7823 or by email at darrin.dodds@peelregion.ca. During the water pressure increase, Carman Plester and the Region’s Operation staff, who will be performing the work, will be available in the field. We will be happy to meet with you at your convenience to discuss any concerns.

Darrin Dodds
Water Linear Engineering & Reliability
905-791-7800, ext. 7823

Carmen Plester
Construction Inspector
905-791-7800, ext. 3246