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.
- The local watermain was connected to the existing watermain on South Sheridan Way.
- All of the water services on Indian Grove and Tridom Court have been transferred to the new watermain.
Coming up in the next two weeks
- The contractor will continue to complete restorations at water service boxes and temporary restoration of the sidewalks and road.
- The contractor will start construction of the larger watermain, starting on South Sheridan Way and working south down Indian Grove.
- South Sheridan Way will be closed from Tridom Court to Indian Grove for approximately three weeks from Monday, July 5 to Friday, July 23, 2021.
- 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.
- For everyone’s safety, please avoid driving through the active construction area. Residents should access their property from the south end of Indian Grove if their property is south of the active construction area, and from the north end if their property is north of construction.
- 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.
Important safety reminder
- All of us have a part to play in construction safety. There are many safety regulations that are followed on a construction site. However, given that the Region is working on the road next to the public sidewalk, we are asking you to maintain your own safety, as well as our contractor’s. Please drive slowly, be aware and look for workers and equipment. Please follow the traffic control staff and signs, they are there to help keep everybody safe. If you’re walking, please don’t approach the workers or equipment. If you need to get somebody’s attention, please do so by waving them over from a safe distance.
Did you know
- Peel Region operates and maintains over 4,700 km of watermains, hydrants, mainline valves, and water services. We have a dedicated Operations staff that work to maintain this system including repairing watermain breaks, hydrant preventative maintenance and repairs, and valve preventative maintenance and repairs.