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​Current programs

Accelerated Water Main Renewals

​About the program

Accelerated water main renewals involve replacing water infrastructure in areas scheduled for upcoming road rehabilitation by the City of Edmonton. All water mains with a minimum of one break in the past five years are reviewed for replacement in advance of City paving.

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Reactive Water Main Renewals

​About the program

Reactive water main renewals help ensure reliable water service for our customers by replacing the most weakened sections of distribution water mains in the system. Water mains that have experienced a high number or frequency of breaks are replaced.  

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Proactive Water Main Renewals

​About the program

Proactive water main renewals help improve water quality, service reliability, accessibility and fire protection by replacing sections of distribution water mains, installing new water mains or appurtenances, or performing other upgrades to the water system. We address issues related to water mains that are no longer accessible, come to dead ends, are experiencing low flow or require upgrades to meet increased demand and updated fire protection standards.

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 2 to 8 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

LRT Water Main Modifications

​About the program

To accommodate the City of Edmonton's LRT construction, we relocate water infrastructure that is in close vicinity to planned LRT track extensions, including water transmission and distribution mains, fire hydrants and water service lines.

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 2 to 8 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Distribution System Modifications

​​About the program

To accommodate the City of Edmonton's construction of new sidewalks, curb alignments and new sewer mains, we relocate water infrastructure such as water mains and hydrants. For example, a water main may need to be moved either above or below a sewer main that is being constructed.

Timelines

This work takes place throughout the year. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 2 to 8 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

New Water Distribution Mains

​About the program

We work with third-party developers who require small upgrades to the water system to support infill development. This work is funded by the third party and includes things such as the installation of new fire hydrants to meet building codes, hydrant relocations for new driveways or water main upgrades to improve fire protection in increasingly populated areas.  

Timelines

This work takes place throughout the year. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 2 to 8 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Upgrading Distribution Appurtenances

​About the program

We complete small distribution system upgrades, such as hydrant relocations or valve additions, to help ensure reliable water service for our customers and improve our ability to operate and maintain the system.

Timelines

This work takes place throughout the year. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 2 to 4 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Transmission Main Network Valve Chamber Refurbishments

​About the program

To help ensure the reliability of the water transmission system, we replace or refurbish components that are reaching the ends of their life cycles, including valves, air vents and chambers. 

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 2 to 4 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Blow-Off Replacement

​About the program

To help protect drinking water quality, we remove or retrofit connections between water transmission main drain lines and drainage manholes. This work prevents cross connections, piping arrangements that allow a potable water system to be connected to a source of potential pollution or contamination.

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 2 to 4 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Transmission Main Rehabilitation or Replacement

​About the program

Transmission main rehabilitation and replacement helps ensure the reliability of our water system and reduce the risks of transmission main breaks. Transmission water mains that have a high number or frequency of breaks, or have high potential to cause environmental or property damage should they break, are rehabilitated or replaced.

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, typically taking between 6 to 10 weeks to complete.

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

Accelerated Fire Protection Program

​About the program

This city driven program focuses on improvements to fire protection  in areas with existing fire flow and hydrant spacing deficiencies in advance of planned paving. Typical projects may include installing / upgrading pipes to improve flows or installing new hydrants.

Timelines

This work is completed in our April to October construction season. The projects under this program can vary in size, and may take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks to complete. Construction is coordinated in advance of the City's planned paving. 

What happens during construction

Take a look at our interactive infographic to learn more about what happens during construction.

​Stages of construction

Ever wonder what happens when we dig up the road to work on water mains and other pieces of water infrastructure? Here's what happens at each step of the way.

Hover over or tap the blue and white circles to find out more about each stage in construction.