Paisley feedermain construction project

About the project

The City of Guelph is constructing the Paisley Feedermain, a large pipeline used to distribute water, from Paisley Road to Waterloo Avenue. Work includes the installation of the water main, site preparation, soil and debris removal, road construction, landscaping, and the replacement of the underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main pipes. The Paisley Feedermain is needed to allow for future growth within Guelph.

The project will happen in phases.

Phase 1 – Waterloo Avenue to Silvercreek Parkway

Map of Feedermain location

Construction on phase 1 started in April 2018 and will re-start in spring/summer 2020. The remaining work includes surface asphalt paving and tree planting.

During final paving operations, residents will not have access to their driveways. Adequate notice will be given to all residents in advance of paving, which will include the dates and duration for the driveways being impacted.

The construction work on Phase 1 is complete. The project will be in the warranty period until March 2021

Phase 2 – Silvercreek Parkway to Paisley Road

Map of

This phase of the project is approximately 1192 metres and includes the construction of a 400 millimetre diameter concrete pressure pipe water main. While open-cut construction will be used for the majority of the work, the portion that extends under the Hanlon Expressway (Highway 6) will be microtunnelled.

Construction started in early April 2019 and was completed by the end of October 2020.

Paisley Road will undergo lane reductions during the project. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.

Residents on Sullivan Crescent (with properties backing onto Paisley Road and/or the northwest drain) will be impacted by installation of the water main, within a City easement, which crosses backyards.

Phase 3 – Ryde Road to east of Stephanie Drive

Map of Phase 3

This project is the third phase of the Paisley feedermain construction project and includes the extension of the watermain pipe from Ryde Road Pumping Station at the east end of the City to approximately 60 metres east of Stephanie Drive.

Construction to take place in late November 2021 and is expected to be completed in May 2022.

Background Documents and Resources

Materials from June 23, 2021, virtual open house (Phase 3):

Slides: Paisley Feedermain Phase 3

Information package: Paisley Feedermain – Phase 3

Materials from February 19, 2019, open house (Phase 2):
Slides: Paisley Water main Construction Open House

Materials from February 23, 2018, public information centre (Phase 1):
Summary of February 23, 2018, public information centre Map presented at the February 23, 2018, public information centre


The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.

For more information

About Phase 1

Steven Di Pietro, Construction Engineering Technologist
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2348
[email protected]

About Phase 2 and 3

Ike Umar, Project Manager
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2242
[email protected]