On April 12, 2021, the City will begin rehabilitating the sewers on Broadview Avenue between Carling Avenue and Tillbury Avenue.
What: The work will involve the rehabilitation of the sewer using a Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining process. The CIPP method of construction is less disruptive and can be completed quicker than traditional construction techniques. CIPP requires minimal or no digging to replace an existing sewer.
Why: Rehabilitation is required due to the age and condition of the existing infrastructure.
When: Rehabilitation of the sewer is expected to begin on April 12, 2021 and take one day to complete. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent; a second notice will be provided approximately 48-hours in advance of lining to confirm the timing of the rehabilitation work.
Where: The sewer being rehabilitated is located on Broadview Avenue between Carling Avenue and Tillbury Avenue.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Services Infraspec Inc., to complete the work.
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 accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.
The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the daily activities of residents and the operation of businesses.
The scope of the proposed lining work, beginning on April 12, 2021 requires a continuous construction operation and cannot be stopped once started. The City’s noise by-law normally limits work between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am, Monday to Saturday and between 10 pm and 9 am on Sunday. A noise by-law exemption permit has been obtained to complete the work through overnight hours. Although some noise can be expected, the contractor will work to limit the impacts of noise in the overnight hours.
Lane reductions and alternating traffic can be expected during construction to accommodate the work. To accommodate the proposed construction, lane reductions and/or detours will be required. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.
Parking on the east and west side of Broadview Avenue, between Carling Avenue and Tillbury Avenue will be temporarily prohibited on April 12, 2021 to allow the City’s Contractor to complete the work. Please note, this work is weather dependent, parking restrictions may have to be extended if inclement weather delays the completion of the work.
Potential Detection of Odour
As a result of the synthetic resin used in the lining material, odours are emitted during construction. Resin smells similar to plastic or glue. Typically, construction odours can only be detected in close proximity to the sewer. However, you may be able to detect odours indoors within the vicinity of the construction area. These odours may be unpleasant, but short-term low-level exposures pose no health risks and diminish over time. Should you smell synthetic odours in your home, please open all windows and call one of the contacts noted below should you require assistance.
Odours can be conveyed to your home by dry sewer traps, faulty plumbing, foundation cracks and open windows. Residential wastewater plumbing traps maintain a water barrier in wastewater pipes to prevent sewer odours from entering the home. Water from infrequently used drains may evaporate over time resulting in no barrier protecting your home from sewer gases. To prepare for construction, it is recommended that 5 litres of water is poured down all infrequently used plumbing drains such as basement floor drains.
If preventative measures are ineffective, it is likely that your plumbing trap requires repair. If you can smell odours from construction, it is highly likely that you have faulty plumbing within your residence. A temporary, localized solution to reduce odours coming from a sewer is to place a bag filled with water over any rarely used drain in your home.
For any emergency outside normal working hours, please call the City at 3-1-1. For general project information, please contact the City’s Project Manager. For construction related questions or concerns, please contact the Contractor Representative.
City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
Office: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247
City Onsite Representative:
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Simon Cournoyer, ing.
Services Infraspec Inc
24 Hour Emergency Contact: 514-838-8871
Greg Murphy, P.Eng.
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Office: 613-592-6060 ext. 138