All residents rebuilding their homes are encouraged to take proactive measures to ensure their water and sewer services are in good working order and that reconnections are done properly.
There are concerns that some of these connections may have become blocked with fire-related debris in all fire-damaged areas of our community. To ensure all water connections are clear of debris, the Municipality will be doing verifications at the curb stops of fire-damaged properties, usually located at the property line of a home.
Homeowners will be required to remove any material, including backfill, construction supplies, and fire-related debris, that may have been placed over their curb stops.
Residents are encouraged to have a contractor run a camera inside all connections before the lines are put back in service to ensure there are no blockages elsewhere in the lines. If blockages are not cleared, the lines will back-up into the property, leaving residents with a clean-up that is both time-consuming and costly.
Homeowners will also be required to repair any curb stops that are found to have been damaged during the demolition or rebuild of their home.
Stone Creek, Parsons Creek North and Walnut Crescent
Contractors may accidentally cross-connect storm and sewer pipes in Stone Creek, Parsons Creek North and Walnut Crescent as these areas have three-connection services. Residents must work with their contractor to ensure a Utility Connection (UC) permit is obtained before reconnections are done and that a follow-up inspection is completed.
If your home does not have a three-connection system, your contractor will not be required to obtain a UC permit.
If you have questions about verifying your pipes are clear of blockages or the process for obtaining a UC permit, you can find more information at RMWB.ca/rebuild. Residents are also encouraged to email email@example.com or call the PULSE Line (780) 743-7000 with any questions.