Two water main break repairs underway today

Road closures on Speedvale Ave and Silvercreek Pkwy

Guelph, Ont., April 28, 2017—Two large water main breaks occurred on Speedvale Avenue—between Silvercreek Parkway and Dawson Road—and on Silvercreek Parkway—between Speedvale Avenue and Campbell Road—at around 1 a.m. this morning.

Traffic impacts

Map shows closure on Silvercreek from Speedval to Campbell and on Speedvale from Dawson to SilvercreekSpeedvale Avenue between Silvercreek Parkway to Dawson Road and Silvercreek Parkway between Speedvale Avenue and Campbell Road are both closed for the repair work.

Repairs will continue throughout the day and be completed this evening. 

Residents and businesses serviced from the water mains under repair may experience no or limited water pressure and discoloured water caused by the disruption of naturally occurring mineral sediments in the water main pipes. Drinking small amounts of discoloured water is unlikely to cause health issues. However, the City recommends waiting until water runs clear before drinking it. To clear discoloured water, run a cold water tap for five to fifteen minutes.

We apologize for the inconvenience the noise and light the construction may have caused those living or working in the area early this morning where the breaks occurred. Construction will continue throughout the day until the mains are back in use.

The City will provide an update on and social media should anything change, or once repairs are complete.

Media contact

Wayne Galliher, Division Manager
Water Services
519-822-1260 extension 2106