Water main upgrade in St Catharines and Thorold nearly completed

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Published July 8, 2021 at 6:31 pm


Niagara Region is asking St Catharines and Thorold residents along St David’s Road (Regional Road 71) to be patient as the water main repairs on the road are nearly completed.

The two-day upgrades to the water main began yesterday (July 7) and are expected to be completed by 4 pm today (July 8).

“Almost there!” said the region on social media.

Last week, the region said that water service would be maintained to all homes or subdivisions in the adjacent areas, except for a small number of houses on St. David’s Road.

They added, “Any property that will lose water service will be informed directly and drinking water will be made available for the affected homes. Other residents and business owners in the area may experience changes in low water pressure and water quality issues.”

Acknowledging that the repairs would cause some inconveniences, the region said, “These upgrades are necessary. If there were to be an unexpected failure of this infrastructure, the impact would be far greater with a possible loss of water service for several days for emergency repair.”

“By completing this upgrade work now, we can plan ahead for this service disruption and ultimately make Niagara Region’s water system more reliable and secure.”

St. Catharines residents with water quality questions or inquiries can call: 905-688-5600 while Thorold residents are welcome to call: 905-227-6613.

(Photo of St David’s Road water main work provided by Niagara Region)

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