Watermain Lining at Avenue Station

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avril 27, 2018

WHAT WORK IS TAKING PLACE?
To increase the durability of local watermains during mining operations at Avenue Station, sections in the vicinity of station construction zone will be lined. Lining of the watermain is a minimally invasive method of repair and rehabilitation that is commonly used throughout the City of Toronto. Using this process allows us to complete the work without excavating the entire watermain through the road. 

The watermain lining work will begin as soon as Wednesday May 2, 2018. The majority of work to line the watermain will occur in the existing construction zone on Eglinton Avenue West between Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway between 7pm and 7am and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. 

TIMING

  • The watermain lining operation will start as soon as May 2, 2018.
  • The watermain lining operation will take approximately 4 weeks.
  • Work will occur between 7PM and 7AM.
  • Connection and disconnection switch overs (service disruption) will be done during overnight hours, 11PM – 7AM, and will be communicated in advance to affected properties.

THE SMELL OF WATERMAIN LINING RESIN

  • The CIPP process for watermain lining work uses a synthetic resin called styrene.
  • When the resin is heated during the curing process, it has a very distinct chemical smell, sometimes described as bitter-sweet. While the smell is unpleasant, it is not harmful. The section of pipe being lined is not connected to individual properties however at street level the resin may be noticed in the air. 
  • For more information on styrene, please read Toronto Public Health’s Fact Sheet on Styrene used in Cured In Place Pipe Relining.

WHY USE THE CIPP PROCESS FOR WATERMAIN LINING?

  • The CIPP process is a minimally invasive method of pipe repair and rehabilitation that is commonly used throughout the City of Toronto.
  • Using this process allows us to complete the work through existing maintenance holes without excavating the entire sewer up through the road.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Residents and businesses near the work zone can expected to hear noise from generators, compressors, hydro-vacuum trucks, and other construction equipment.
  • An unpleasant chemical odour may be noticeable during the pipe lining work in the vicinity of the work zone. It is not harmful.

STAY INFORMED

  • Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the aCrosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

PLEASE CONTACT US

  • If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact the west community office at (416) 782-8118.