Beginning the week of July 11, 2016, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to improve your water service and to improve overall water reliability in your community.

WHO: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Taggart Construction Ltd., to complete the work.

WHY: The City of Ottawa will be replacing the existing watermain on Industrial Avenue from west of St. Laurent Boulevard to west of Russell Road and on Russell Road from Industrial Avenue to Coronation Avenue.

WHAT: The work will involve excavation and replacement of the existing watermain. The nature of the work will require the installation of a temporary overland watermain to maintain water services to all residents. All disturbed areas as a result of the construction will be reinstated to existing conditions.

WHERE: Industrial Avenue from west of St. Laurent Boulevard to west of Russell Road.

Russell Road from Industrial Avenue to Coronation Avenue.

WHEN: This work is tentatively planned to begin the week of July 11, 2016. Completion is anticipated by the end of November 2016, weather dependent.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodations, please contact the undersigned.

Night Work

As part of the construction activity, there will be construction taking place during overnight periods. Lights will be set up and equipment will be operating which will result in noise and possible vibration. Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to local residents.

Building Survey

The contractor is required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. You may be asked by the contractor’s representative for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as contractors typically carry out pre-construction inspections for their own purposes. It is to your own benefit to have the inspection conducted on your property. If you have any questions about the contractor’s inspections or concerns about property damages, please call the office of Taggart Construction Ltd. at 613-521-3000.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as traffic delays, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Fire Supply Interruption

In addition, during construction, water will be supplied to buildings by temporary water lines.  Municipal fire suppression will continue during this temporary period.  Please note that private home/building fire suppression systems could be impacted as temporary water is being provided for domestic consumption purposes only. If you have a home/building fire suppression system, you are recommended to make arrangements with a fire protection services company and in order to determine the extent of any impact.

For information on minimizing your fire risk contact the City’s Fire Services at (613) 580-2424 ext 15371 (East).

During the watermain renewal project, your property will be placed on a temporary water service. While your property will be on this temporary service, your water usage will be estimated since the temporary service is not metered. Your water will be based on your past average water usage.  If you have any questions, please contact Revenue at 613-580-2444 or

We apologize in advance for any disruptions in water service during construction. Any problems with the temporary water services can be directed to our on-site construction inspector, or call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.