Watermain installation and improvement
Mayfield Road from Goreway Drive to McVean Drive. Project 14-1165
- Oct 25, 2022: Temporary Road Closure Notice on Goreway Drive at Mayfield Road
- Oct. 10, 2022: Water Discharge Notice on Squire Ellis Drive at McVean Drive
- Goreway Drive temporary road closure – Aug 10 to 12, 2022
- Temporary Road Closure – July 27, 2022
- Temporary road closure Mayfield Road – May 16, 2022
The Region of Peel will be working in your neighborhood to install watermains along Mayfield Road, as shown on the attached map. Watermains are underground pipes. They bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. As our population grows, we need to build new watermains to continue providing high quality water services. This work is in preparation for the future road widening of Mayfield Road from Airport Road to Coleraine Drive.
Construction is anticipated to begin the first week of January 2022 and be completed by the end of December 2022. All work is under warranty for two years from the completion date. View attached map.
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Contractor and working hours
The work will be completed by London Excavators and Trucking Ltd. under contract to the Region of Peel. This contractor’s normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. These hours are consistent with the local municipality’s bylaws. We understand this may cause some inconvenience, but shorter working days would require your neighbourhood to be under construction for a longer period.
Traffic and parking
We may need to temporarily close roads or reduce traffic to a single lane during construction. If we must reroute traffic, we will place signs giving directions.
Interrupting your water supply
It is our goal to let you know 48 hours (2 days) in advance if we plan to shut off your water for an extended period (several hours). Occasionally we may have to reduce this notice to 24 hours. If we need to shut off your water for a short duration (less than one hour), we will knock on your door to notify you. If we must shut off your water due to an emergency, we will knock on your door to alert you, and do everything we can to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
Areas impacted by construction
Installing watermains usually requires digging a trench within the municipal right-of-way, the land owned by the municipality between the service box and the street. Depending on the location of the watermain, this trench might cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, driveway aprons, and lawns within the municipal right-of-way.
The Region of Peel will also install new water services, extending them to the future road widening limit. This means you will receive:
- A new water service box, a small round metal valve that will be located outside on the new property line between your house and the road,
- The section of water service pipe leading from the watermain to your new water service box. The water service pipe carries water from the watermain to your home.
This requires digging up where your water service box will be located, and will affect an area at least 2m2 around your service box in either your lawn
Any damage caused by Regional construction will be repaired
We recommend you delay any driveway paving or major landscaping projects until this construction work is completed.
In-ground sprinkler systems
As your front lawn may be affected by this construction work, we strongly recommend moving any sprinkler lines that are located in the municipal right-of-way or next to the sidewalk. If you cannot relocate these sprinkler lines, please send us a map created by your irrigation contractor or flag each sprinkler head that is located near the sidewalk, curb, and driveway.
If tree branches within the municipal right-of-way interfere with construction, the trees will be pruned beforehand. If tree branches on private property interfere with construction, they will be pruned back to the nearest suitable trunk or branch. If you do not allow personnel onto your property to trim the tree, the branches will be cut vertically at the property line.
Repairing areas impacted by construction
We will start repairing the road, curb, sidewalk, driveways, and lawns once the new watermain is buried and new water service lines have been connected to all properties on your street. Repairs may be delayed due to contractor availability or certain seasonal weather conditions. For example:
- Paving cannot take place when the ground is saturated with water, or the temperature is below 3°C.
- Asphalt is not available in large volumes during the winter. Asphalt usually becomes available around mid-May.
- Most sod farms are located north of Peel. They usually have sod available beginning in late May. We will replace the sod on your property once it is available. We replace sod only until the middle of November, weather permitting, to let the sod grow roots. If we do not repair your lawn by the middle of November, we will replace the sod the following spring.
Repairing grassy areas
The contractor will replace any damaged sod (grass) on the boulevard or your front lawn and will take care of the new sod for 30 days. You can help the sod stay healthy by watering it. A longer ‘deep root watering’ works better to establish new sod than watering more frequently for a shorter time. Watering in the early morning allows more water to soak in instead of evaporating.
If we need to cut a section of your driveway, the driveway will be repaired by paving a stripe over the disturbed area, resulting in minimal seams in the final driveway. The Region of Peel cannot replace your entire driveway.
It may be necessary to block your driveway for a short time when crews are digging the trench for the watermain, replacing your water service box and pipe, or completing other construction activities. If so, we will knock on your door to notify you. If a trench prevents access to your driveway, the contractor will have metal road plates available to allow immediate access if required. We will make sure businesses always have access. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have special needs related to access.
Your garbage, recycling and organics containers will continue to be picked up on your regularly scheduled day. It is the contractor’s responsibility to move your garbage, recycling, and organics bins from the end of your driveway to a location where waste collection vehicles can pick them up. Empty containers will be returned to their corresponding addresses. Please make sure your house number is clearly marked on each bin.
You could feel slight vibrations from the construction work.
Optional protection plans for your exterior water pipes, wastewater pipes, and in-home plumbing
Many homeowners are not aware that they are responsible for maintaining the water and wastewater pipes both inside their home and outdoors up to the property line. If one of these pipes’ breaks, it can cause unexpected and costly repairs. The Region of Peel has partnered with Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) to offer homeowners optional, affordable protection from unexpected home repairs. Learn more about the protection plans at plansforpeel.ca.
Safety during construction
Construction zones require extra caution to keep everyone safe – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and construction workers. When driving, walking, or biking through the construction area, please be aware of your surroundings, watch for construction crews and other road users, slow down, account for delays, and consider other routes if possible. To learn more about how to stay safe in construction zones, visit peelregion.ca/construction/work-zone-safety.asp.
Keeping you informed
We will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.
Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality tap water. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Water Linear Engineering and Reliability, Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409