Watermain construction and sanitary sewer rehabilitation
Coleraine Drive. Project 20-1177
- Sept. 27, 2023 – Construction Update Notice for Remembrance Road and Robert Parkinson Drive
- Sept. 14, 2023 – Road Closure Extension Notice - Coleraine Drive from Mayfield Road to Highway 50
- Sept. 5, 2023 – Road Closure Notice for Remembrance Road and Robert Parkinson Drive Sept. 10, 2023
- Aug. 18, 2023 – Road Closure Notice for Remembrance Road and Robert Parkinson Drive
- April 17, 2023 – Road Closure Notice – Coleraine Drive from Countryside Drive to Regional Road 50 (Hwy 50)
- April 5, 2023 – Commencement Notice – Highway 50 and Ebenezer Road
- February 2, 2023 – Road Closure Notice - Coleraine Drive from Mayfield Road to Countryside Drive
The Region of Peel will be working along Coleraine Drive to install new watermains and rehabilitate the existing sanitary sewer system, as shown on the attached map.
- Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. As our population grows, we need to build larger watermains to keep providing high quality water services.
- Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home or business to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet. To extend the service life of the sewer under Coleraine Drive, Peel Region’s contractors will clean the existing sewer pipe and place a new resin (plastic) lining within it. We will also repair aging maintenance holes to ensure the sanitary sewer system can continue to be accessed and maintained.
Construction is planned to begin February 2023 and be completed in the fall of 2023. These timelines are estimates, as weather and other unexpected events may impact our timelines.
All work is under warranty for two years from the completion date.
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Contractor and working hours
The work will be completed by Clearway Construction Inc. and supported by GHD Limited, both 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 area to be under construction for a longer period of time.
Traffic and parking
Coleraine Drive will be closed to all through traffic during construction. The closure of Coleraine will be completed in two separate phases. Each phase is expected to take three or four months:
- Phase 1: Coleraine Drive will be closed from Countryside Drive to Mayfield Road. We expect this closure to occur from February 2023 until May 2023. To advise of the exact start date, a road closure notice and map of the detour route will be delivered in the coming weeks.
- Phase 2: Coleraine Drive will be closed from Countryside Drive to Highway 50. We expect this closure to occur from May 2023 until August 2023. Further information will be provided closer to the date of this road closure.
During the road closures, residents who live on the street will have access to their homes. Access to businesses will be maintained. No through traffic will be allowed and there will be no on-street parking. Traffic will be directed by police officers or a flag person. Emergency service vehicles and school buses will be permitted to cross through the closure with guidance from the onsite contractor.
We apologize for any delays or inconvenience resulting from these traffic impacts.
Interrupting your water supply
We anticipate that this construction project will require temporarily shutting off your water
- 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 a continuous water supply is required for your business and you have not already completed a water needs survey, please contact us to tell us when and how your business uses water.
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.
Wastewater service interruptions
When we reline the sanitary sewer, your wastewater service pipe will be out of service (plugged) for approximately 8 hours. (Wastewater service pipes carry wastewater from your home to the underground sanitary sewer system.) This temporary service interruption allows for the pipe to be repaired without digging up the street. To advise you of the exact date and time of this service interruption, Clearway Construction Inc. will provide you with notice at least 24 hours before the lining process begins.
It is important to minimize your water use during the service work:
- You may continue to wash your hands but minimize your water use.
- Do not use showers, bathtubs, dishwashers, or your washing machine.
- Keep toilet flushing to a bare minimum.
These actions will reduce the possibility of wastewater (also known as sewage) backing up into your basement or into your plumbing. If you have a sump pump, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tell the contractor when they arrive at your property.
Areas impacted by construction
Installing the new watermain will require digging a trench within the municipal right-of-way, which includes the street and the land owned by the municipality between the water service box and the street. (The water service box is a small, round, metal valve located outside, on the property line between your house and the road.) Depending on the location of the watermain, this trench might cause temporary damage to roads, boulevards, driveway aprons, and lawns within the municipal right-of-way.
To maintain your water supply, the Region of Peel will also replace:
- Your water service box,
- The section of your water service pipe leading from the watermain to your water service box. The water service pipe carries water from the watermain to your home or business.
This requires digging up your water service box located in the lawn or driveway, and disturbing an area at least two square meters. 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.
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. The contractor will contact you before any pruning of private trees occurs. 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, 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.
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.
- Asphalt driveways: If we need to cut a section of your driveway, the driveway will be repaired by paving a strip over the disturbed area, resulting in minimal seams in the final driveway. The Region of Peel cannot replace your entire driveway. If you would like to have the rest of your driveway paved, please contact the contractor, Clearway Construction, at 416-996-3805. The contractor will then share contact information for the company hired to do the paving repairs. Please remember this is your option. If you decide to have your entire driveway repaved, this extra paving work is your responsibility and outside the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel.
- Interlock or concrete driveways: If we damaged a portion of your driveway, our contractor will reinstate the damaged portion of the 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, relining the sanitary sewer, working on the sewer maintenance holes, 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 access if required. Whenever possible, we will work to ensure businesses can be accessed. Please contact us if you have special needs related to access.
You may smell some?odours from the sewer relining work while the synthetic resin inside the sewer cures. These odours are temporary and will dissipate within a few hours. You can prevent or minimize these odours by making sure you have water in all of your drains, including your basement floor drain. We recommend pouring a bucket of water down the floor drain and running the water in all sinks, showers, and tubs for a minute, either the evening before or day of the relining work. To further minimize odours, you may choose to cover the floor drain with a wet cloth and place a flat, heavy object over the drain. If you are not able to put water down your floor drain (for example, if it is currently covered by flooring), we strongly recommend making it accessible before relining work begins to reduce the level of odours in your home. At least 24 hours before the sewer next to your property is relined, Peel Region’s contractor will provide you with a notice advising you of the exact date and time of this relining work.
If you receive waste collection from the Region of Peel, your garbage, recycling, and organics 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. This helps us return empty bins to the correct address.
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/workzonesafety.
Keeping you informed
We will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.
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We value your feedback
After we have finished, we will invite you to provide feedback on the construction project.
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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 and wastewater services. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Water Linear Engineering and Reliability,
Engineering Services Division
Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409