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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.

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