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expect during construction
To build this distribution network safely and maintain reliability of other utilities, in accordance with the
Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, our construction partner, AECON, needs to identify utilities that are located along the public utility corridor.
In the Southern Bruce area, many properties have landscaping or driveways that extend on top of the public utility corridor.
As a result, as part of this work, our crews will be in the area:
- Spray painting or placing flags on the location of buried utilities that needs to be exposed.
- Excavating the area to confirm the presence of existing drainage, telecommunications and/or hydro utilities.
- Temporarily restoring the area as we may need to repeat the process later in the construction season.
At the end of the construction season, we will restore areas that were disturbed as part of our construction.
The sections on both the public and private side that are disturbed will be restored as follows:
Boulevards or driveways: with equivalent materials and matched to the existing grade, as much as possible.
Irrigation systems, underground sprinklers or invisible dog fences: with equivalent parts, as close to the original as possible.
Please call EPCOR to let us know if these are present on your property.
Lawn: with grass seed or topsoil and instructions on the care of this seed or topsoil, as required.
If construction is taking place late in the year (e.g. October), please be advised that this restoration may be completed the following spring, when conditions are suitable. In addition, we can return one year from restoration to determine if any further restoration is required.
Affected streets, alleys and sidewalks will be fully restored once construction is complete.