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Preparation work for Watermain Replacement

What type of work is being done?

On Friday, June 17, crews will be working within our construction zone from midnight to 8:00 am (to further clarify, this work takes place Thursday night to Friday morning) to complete preparation work for the Richmond Hill Watermain Replacement Project.

What properties are affected?

  • Properties located on Highway 7 between Doncrest Road and Valleymede Drive

What does the work entail?

  • We will need to dig a trench to remove existing pipes
  • Excavated materials will be loaded into trucks and moved offsite

What impact will there be?

  • There will be periodic noise from the sound of our equipment. We hope it doesn’t disturb you
  • To minimize impact and disruption to a limited number of properties whose water supply will be interrupted, crews will be working during the night
  • The affected properties have been personally notified of water service interruption
  • Work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience
  • Please note, this work may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather

Thank you for your patience during this time. This construction is important to our neighbourhood.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided whenever possible.

For more information about the vivaNext plan and to receive project updates, please visit, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

Map showing area of preparation work for watermain replacement.

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