City of Markham
600 mm (24”)
November 26th – December 28th
SERVICES INTERNALLY REINSTATED
City of Markham experienced an emergency break on the 24” watermain on John Street, which effected the Water Supply of Glynnwood Retirement living home as well as several other major water users. The City had provided the retirement home and other water users with an emergency water via water trucks and water bottles but required a fix to the watermain.
The City worked with FER-PAL to first establish an above ground temporary system so that water trucks and water bottles were no longer required. Given that this was during the height of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, water was required more than ever to keep the residents safe. In order to provide a long term solution, the City contracted FER-PAL to rehabilitate the watermain with CIPP watermain lining. The watermain crossed under a creek as well as a park making for an extremely difficult installation for a watermain at that size. With the need to rehabilitate this watermain a high priority for the City, FER-PAL extended it’s scheduling so that two teams were scheduled daily, working in 10-hour shifts spaced out so that they still followed COVID-19 protocols. In the end
this watermain was successfully rehabilitated in 34 days, the quickest timeline for FER-PAL for a watermain at this size.