2017-18 Rabbittown Area Watermain Lining Project

The watermain in the Rabbittown area will continue for 2018 for cleaning and structural lining beginning March 26th and continuing until December 2018 in order to reduce maintenance issues and improve water service.

Businesses and homes will receive water through a temporary above ground water piping system installed along the street. Residents will be notified directly by the contractor if their properties are included in the project area and access is required to provide temporary water service. Two-way traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained where possible, delays are to be expected. Every effort will be made by the contractor to maintain driveway access to properties located within the work site. 

The City of St. John's began rehabilitation work on watermains in several areas of the city in order to reduce maintenance issues and improve service.

Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) lining of watermains is a trenchless pipe rehabilitation method which consists of cleaning and structural rehabilitation of the existing watermain via installation of a CIPP liner.

PROJECT FUNDING

The project was approved to receive cost shared funding through the Provincial - Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) of the New Building Canada Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The funding partners for this project are the Government of Canada, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the City of St. John's.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day to day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.

The watermain in the Rabbittown area will continue for 2018 for cleaning and structural lining beginning March 26th and continuing until December 2018 in order to reduce maintenance issues and improve water service.

Businesses and homes will receive water through a temporary above ground water piping system installed along the street. Residents will be notified directly by the contractor if their properties are included in the project area and access is required to provide temporary water service. Two-way traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained where possible, delays are to be expected. Every effort will be made by the contractor to maintain driveway access to properties located within the work site. 

The City of St. John's began rehabilitation work on watermains in several areas of the city in order to reduce maintenance issues and improve service.

Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) lining of watermains is a trenchless pipe rehabilitation method which consists of cleaning and structural rehabilitation of the existing watermain via installation of a CIPP liner.

PROJECT FUNDING

The project was approved to receive cost shared funding through the Provincial - Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) of the New Building Canada Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The funding partners for this project are the Government of Canada, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the City of St. John's.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day to day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.

Check out the Document Library on the right for project details. If you can't find the information you're looking for, post your question here and a staff person will get back to you as soon as possible.

Q&A

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  • Why is access required to the home? Are they putting in a new line or just connecting to an existing external water tap?

    Clyde asked 2 months ago

    A: The contractor will require access to your home to inspect the existing water service shut-off valve to ensure it is operational. Non-operational valves will be repaired or replaced by the contractor. When notified by the Contractor, the water service valve will have to be shut-off to prevent water from the temporary service connection from flowing back into the existing watermain during construction. And, we are connecting to the outside tap to provide temporary water during construction.