The City has retained Associated Engineering to complete the detailed design for the replacement of the existing watermain on Erie Street from Neff Street to Killaly Street West.  

On-going design activities have required site visits. These activities include:

  • Topographical survey
  • Subsurface utility investigation
  • Geotechnical investigation

The construction work will include:

  • New watermain
  • New water services from the new watermain to 1 m beyond property line
  • New hydrants
  • Full restoration of all disturbed areas to existing condition

 Project Description 
The main scope of this project includes completion of a preliminary and detailed design for the replacement of 755 metres of 150mm diameter cast iron watermain along Erie Street from Killaly Street West to Neff Street, including all appurtenances and connections, as well as abandonment of the existing main. The 150mm watermain, installed in 1944, has been subject to a high number of breaks over the years. This makes it a priority for repair among others in the City.
 Project Schedule 
Construction is anticipated to commence Fall 2021 and will continue until completion, weather permitting. 
 Project Cost 
  • Design (Estimated $108,000)
  • Construction (Estimated $1.7 million)

Pre-construction Inspections
Prior to construction commencing pre-construction inspections will be completed. Following award of the construction contract, you will be contacted to arrange for an inspection of the interior and exterior of your building. The purpose of this inspection is to determine and document the extent of any cracking or other damage that exists prior to the commencement of construction. This information can then be used to determine the extent of the Contractor's responsibility in the unlikely event that damages to your building occur during construction. The representatives will have identification with them.
Disruption to Water Service
At points during construction, your water service will need to be shut off. This has to be done in order for crews to install new water mains and/or service lines.  You will be notified in advance of all planned water shut offs.  There is also the possibility for emergency unplanned water shut offs. These can happen when watermains burst or when service lines are ruptured. Crews will restore your water service as quickly as possible during these circumstances.  For both planned and unplanned water shut offs, once water service is restored we recommend running a cold water tap for 5 minutes prior to drinking tap water.
Lifecycle 

The tender closed on May 31, 2021. The contract was awarded to Associated Engineering Inc. for the design drawings. Tender for construction to be completed by the end of September 2021.