Watermain system improvements
Update on construction in your area – South Sheridan Way, Indian Grove and Indian Road. Project 13-1347 H1
The Region of Peel is replacing aging watermain on Indian Grove as part of our maintenance program. The current watermain was installed in the 1950s and is at the end of its lifespan. A larger watermain that provides water to the Lorne Park area will also be installed along with the smaller (local) watermain on Indian Grove. The local watermain is on one side of the street with the larger watermain to follow on the opposite side of the street.
- The local watermain has been installed on Indian Road, Indian Grove, and on South Sheridan Way to Tridom Court.
Coming up in the next two weeks
- The contractor will be connecting the first half of the local watermain to the existing water distribution system and transferring water services to the new watermain for residents from 1320 to 1450 Indian Grove. Important note: Residents may be without water for approximately 15-30 minutes during this transfer and it is advised to run your water for a few minutes afterward to get any air out of the lines.
- The contractor will also be cleaning, testing, and bringing into service the second half of the local watermain from 1456 Indian Grove to Tridom Court. When this is happening, you may see a small amount of water flowing from the new watermain.
- We are on schedule to complete most of the work (including all digging) by the end of 2021. Some restoration work (i.e. sod and landscaping) may need to be completed in Spring 2022.
Reducing the impact of construction
- We have put in a road closure on Indian Grove during construction. Residents will be allowed to access their properties, but no through traffic will be allowed.
- We may need to block your driveway for a short time. We will contact you to arrange for the best time and for alternate access, if needed. Pedestrian access will always be maintained.
- We may need to temporarily shut off your water when connecting to the new watermain. It is our goal to let you know 48 hours (2 days) in advance if we need to do this. Occasionally, we may have to reduce this notice to 24 hours. We will do our best to notify you.
- If we must shut off your water because of an emergency, we will do everything we can to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
- We will let you know if there are any significant project changes.
In-ground sprinkler systems
- We recommend that you remove your sprinkler lines within 3 metres of the curb to avoid damage.
- Please email us if you would like to discuss your underground irrigation or sprinkler system outside your property line.
Did you know?
- In Peel, drinking water comes from Lake Ontario, regionally owned wells, or private wells. There are two water treatment plants called the Arthur P. Kennedy and Lorne Park Water Treatment facilities that provide clean water to urban residents. The Arthur P. Kennedy plant has the capacity to treat 1200 million litres of water every day and the Lorne Park plant treats 500 million litres each day. Learn more