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The City of Edmonton is building the Valley Line LRT, which will run from Mill Woods to Lewis Farms, and cross through downtown. The construction of the Valley Line will require EPCOR, along with other utility companies, to relocate a number of existing utilities that are currently located along the planned route.

The City of Edmonton has directed us to begin the process of relocating water infrastructure along the west portion of the line from downtown to Lewis Farms. Currently, we have completed the majority of the water relocation work required for the Southeast portion of the line from Downtown to Millwoods.

Project details

​We currently have water system improvement projects for the West Valley Line LRT scheduled in 2019. Projects may be deferred to next year, depending on coordination requirements with the City of Edmonton.

Maps of planned water system improvements

Hours of operation

 We anticipate our hours of work to be Monday to Saturday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM; however occasional work outside of these times may be required.

More information

 For more information about the Valley Line LRT and our water construction projects:

Construction details

​What to expect during construction

Depending on the work location, you can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company/contractor vehicles and equipment in your neighbourhood. Some typical construction activities that you may see include:

  • Water main relocations
  • Fire hydrant relocations or additions
  • Open excavation and trenches
  • Partial road closures
  • Water main flushing
  • Paving and restoration

Safety

Construction sites can be dangerous places. Do not enter the work area and ensure no children enter the area. Equipment and materials will also be stored near the construction site. Barricades are set up for your protection and for the protection of our workers. It is illegal to move these barricades at anytime.

Work space and environment

All work areas will be maintained in a safe and secure manner. All construction activities will be performed in accordance with the City of Edmonton's bylaws, Occupational Health and Safety requirements as well as EPCOR's strict health, safety, and environmental procedures and guidelines.

Noise

Work will create typical noise associated with construction. We will take measures to ensure compliance with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control.

Traffic disruption

Depending on your location along the route, traffic disruption may occur as a result of temporary lane or road closures that are need to safely complete our utility relocations. Appropriate signage and barricades will be placed to advise of these temporary traffic disruptions. We work closely with the City of Edmonton's Traffic Control Department to minimize traffic disruption and impacts that may occur as a result of our utility relocation work.

Water outages

Depending on your location along the route you may experience a water outage during the course of the planned construction work. If we have to shut off the water main temporarily during construction, you will receive written notice at least 24 hours in advance. Water service will typically resume within eight hours.

Temporary water lines

If we need to shut off your water during construction for longer than eight hours, we will provide you with a temporary above ground water supply. There will be no consumption charge for water provided through the temporary line. You will only pay the monthly basic charge for water supply and any water consumption provided by regular metering service.

Construction notices
​Customers directly adjacent to construction or whose water service will be impacted will receive hand-delivered notices with more information, including contact information. When appropriate, we will attempt to notify surrounding residents and businesses about construction activities that may impact them as far in advance of work starting as possible. We will make every reasonable effort to minimize the potential associated inconveniences.