Arkell aqueduct maintenance: November 2019 project update

The inspection and maintenance of the Arkell aqueduct, where 60 to 80 per cent of Guelph’s water comes from, is underway.

Progress to date

  • Completed a Stage 1 Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and Tree Inventory and Preservation Plan (TIPP);
  • developed a repair contingency plan for this section of the aqueduct; and
  • developed and implemented a construction work plan for aqueduct access including clearing the property located in the naturalized forest.

Looking ahead

The City will begin to do the following work in late fall of 2019:

  • Tree clearing in proximity to the infrastructure and
  • construction of an access laneway to allow for maintenance of the City’s assets.

Project timeline

It is estimated that the project will be completed by the summer of 2020.

To learn more about the Arkell aqueduct maintenance project and what it entails visit

For more information

Robin Puskas, Project Manager
Water Services
519-822-1260 extension 2195
[email protected]