There are no anticipated tree removals required for this project.
An arborist from the project team has inspected the trees along your street to determine their health condition, review conflicts with construction and to develop a tree protection plan. There was a total of 26 trees assessed within the project limits.
Any anticipated tree removals are subject to change.
The City will be replacing the watermain under your street, and will also be replacing the public portion of the existing individual water services from the watermain up to the property line as part of this project (at no cost to you). The water service is the pipe that brings water into your home. The public portion of the water service runs from the public watermain to the property line in front of your home, and the private portion runs from the property line to the water meter inside your home. It is possible that some of the properties on your street may have water services that are made of galvanized iron, which can corrode over time and restrict water flow. Other properties may have water services made of lead. For information on the health risks associated with lead, please visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit (healthunit.com/environment-lead) website. If you want to know if you have a lead water service pipe, please contact 519-661-4739 or email@example.com. If you have a lead water service pipe, the portion of the water service from the property line to your house is your responsibility. If you decide to replace it, you would need to hire and pay for a licensed plumbing contractor to complete the work. If you choose to hire a contractor to replace the private portion of the lead water service on your property, you may be eligible to have your payments spread out over 10 years under the City's Lead Service Replacement Loan Program. Please contact 519-661-CITY (2489) Ext. 7503, or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional program details.
Water service pipes were often used to ground electrical systems, but connections can deteriorate over time and pose a serious safety risk. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the grounding system is adequate. This may be a good time for you to hire an electrician, at your cost, to check the condition of your building’s electrical ground.
Sanitary Private Drain Connections
The sanitary private drain connection (PDC) is the pipe that carries sanitary flow from your property to the City’s sanitary sewer system. Through this project, all existing sanitary PDCs will be renewed from the sanitary sewer main to a point approximately two meters behind the road curb. This existing sanitary PDC renewal is at no cost to you.
Storm Private Drain Connections
The storm private drain connection (PDC) is the pipe that carries water discharged from the sump pump or drain on your property to the City’s storm sewer system. Through this project, all existing storm PDCs will be renewed from the storm sewer main to a point approximately two meters behind the road curb. This existing storm PDC renewal is at no cost to you.
The City’s Basement Flooding Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance to property owners to disconnect their weeping tiles from the City’s sewer systems and to install a sump pit, sump pump and backwater valve. By doing this, you may decrease risk of basement flooding on your property.
The City has evaluated how pedestrians, motorists, cyclists and transit users will be impacted by the construction of this project. We have determined that the project will consist of a full road closure of Lyle Street and Elizabeth Street (local traffic only), intermittent sidewalk closures and a partial intersection closure at Queens Avenue and Elizabeth Street. Access to local businesses and residences will be maintained. A Construction Notice (letter 3) will be issued two weeks before construction starts with additional information.