2017-18 Rabbittown Area Watermain Lining Project

PROJECT UPDATE - The existing lined watermain will be removed and replaced with new watermain given that the watermain liners are deficient. The Contractor will be commencing watermain removal/replacement work mid-September. Check out the Document Library - Notice to Residents.

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.

PROJECT UPDATE - The existing lined watermain will be removed and replaced with new watermain given that the watermain liners are deficient. The Contractor will be commencing watermain removal/replacement work mid-September. Check out the Document Library - Notice to Residents.

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.

  • Watermain work on hold

    about 1 month ago

    In March the City of St. John's began rehabilitation work on the watermain in the Rabbittown Area in order to improve water service. The construction work to rehabilitate the watermain is currently on hold.

    We have encountered some technical challenges with the project which we are working through with our contractor.

    We expect that work will resume during the next few weeks.

    The City apologizes for the inconvenience that this may cause.


    In March the City of St. John's began rehabilitation work on the watermain in the Rabbittown Area in order to improve water service. The construction work to rehabilitate the watermain is currently on hold.

    We have encountered some technical challenges with the project which we are working through with our contractor.

    We expect that work will resume during the next few weeks.

    The City apologizes for the inconvenience that this may cause.