The City has retained Stonecast Contracting Ltd. to complete the construction of the new watermain on Erie Street from Neff Street to Killaly Street.

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 construction 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.

Please see the resident notification of construction letter for more information.

 Project Schedule 

The tender closed on December 15, 2021.

The construction of the Erie Street Watermain will commence Monday, February 28, 2022, with an anticipated completion date of August 2022.

Erie Street, beginning at Neff Street, will be reduced to one lane during the construction hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 Project Cost 
  • Design (Estimated $108,000)
  • Construction (Estimated $1.8 million)

Pre-Construction Inspections

Pre-construction inspections have been completed.

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 is used to determine the extent of the Contractor's responsibility in the unlikely event that damages to your building occur during construction.

Please see the resident notification letter of OZA Inspections for more information.

Please see the letter from OZA Inspections to residents and or property owners for more information.

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.
Public Notices

Public Notice - September 23, 2022 - Erie Street Watermain Construction Update 

Public Notice - June 27, 2022 - Road Closure: Killaly Street West at Erie Street

Public Notice - March 22, 2022 - Erie Street Watermain Construction Update

Public Notice - February 25, 2022 - Erie Street Watermain Construction to begin February 28

Public Notice - January 31, 2022 - Erie Street Construction Feb. 7 - June

Letters to Residents 

Resident notification of construction letter 

Resident notification letter of OZA Inspections

Letter from OZA Inspections to residents and or property owners

March 21, 2022 - Letter from Stonecast Contracting Ltd. re: temporary road closures intermittently throughout the project

Water Service and Sewer Lateral Replacement Grants and Loan Program

Letter to Erie Street residents September 15, 2022

Visit the dedicated webpage for more information, or complete the online application form.