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  • Overnight Construction for Watermain Work in Downtown Fergus

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Township News

    Centre Wellington – To complete the next step of the St. David Street Bridge reconstruction, work is required on the watermain, therefore the water will be shut off overnight from 11 p.m. on Monday, April 16 until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17.  The work will be completed overnight to minimize any impacts on downtown businesses and residents. 

    The water shutdown is required so that the contractor can install a temporary water line to serve the buildings on the north side of the St. David Street bridge construction.  The contractor will be excavating down to the watermain to install new valves and the temporary waterline.  This work will cause some overnight construction noise in downtown Fergus around the intersection of St. David Street and St. Andrew Street. 

    The properties that will have their water shutdown include all the buildings on the south side of St. Andrew Street between Tower Street and St. David Street, and all the buildings on the north side of St. Andrew Street between Provost Lane and St. David Street and all the buildings on St. David Street from the north side of the bridge up to St. Patrick Street including the buildings on Menzies Lane east and west.  Staff have delivered letters to the affected properties to advise them of the work being completed overnight.

    Due to the nature of this work, there is a possibility that neighbouring residents and businesses may experience discoloured water.   The discolouration is caused from iron and manganese that are naturally occurring in the groundwater.  When construction is done on the watermains there is a temporary change in pressure and the minerals that have settled in the distribution system can be stirred up.  Township staff will continue to monitor water quality throughout this period.​

    If discoloured water is experienced, residents are urged to turn on a cold water tap that is not connected to the water softener nearest to their water meter and allow the water to flush slowly for several minutes until it runs clear.  If after 24 hours, the water still appears discoloured, please contact Centre Wellington Infrastructure Services at (519) 846-9691 ext. 905.

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    For more information: 

    Kendra Martin  | Communications Coordinator
    Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON  N0B 1S0
    519.846.9691  x220  centrewellington.ca
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