Start Date: July 11, 2016
Anticipated End Date: Mid-September, 2016
Impacted residents will have received this message delivered to their homes.
The City of Toronto is replacing the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Coe Hill Drive from The Queensway to 200 m North of Ellis Gardens, starting this July.
The water service is the underground pipe that brings water to your water meter and is owned by you and by the City. The part you own is from your house to the end of your property, the part the City owns is from the end of your property to the watermain.
This project is part of the Council-approved 2016 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk watermain breaks.
To date, the following work has been completed:
- Site preparation and watermain replacement within the roadway
The following work will be completed in the coming weeks:
- Watermain testing is ongoing
- Once the watermain has passed disinfection testing, the new watermain will be connected to the existing watermain at project limits. To perform these connections, your water supply will be temporarily shut-off—typically for a few hours to half-a-day. You will receive at least 2 days’ notice prior to these shutoffs. We anticipate that there will be two days of disruption overall for this project.
- Water service connections to properties will then be transferred from the old main to the new main. If your water service is a substandard material or size, the City-owned portion will be replaced (from the watermain to the property line). When the service is being transferred, your water supply will be impacted for an hour or so. You will not receive advance notice for this shut-off, but the contractor will attempt to contact you in person directly prior to this water supply interruption. Please contact the field ambassador below if you require special accommodations for water supply due to health or operational reasons.
Please note: You will see water flushing or running in areas along this project which enables the City to clean the new watermain to ensure it meets Toronto Water's servicing and quality standards. There are several test sites in the work zone. Before substandard water services are replaced to properties the contractor ensures Toronto Water's servicing and quality standards are met.
If you have questions about the work, please contact the contractor and quote 16ECS-LU-02SU. The field supervisor is Aaron Bell, 416-497-8600 ext. 1351