Installation of 30 piezometers in order to carry out a feasibility study of drainage in the area of Aumais, Cypihot and Vallée North Streets.
The area of Aumais, Cypihot et Vallée North Streets is struggling with confined groundwater drainage problems, especially during spring thaws. Thus, a total of 30 piezometers will be installed meticulously in order to gain a better understanding of the groundwater situation by the spring of 2018.
The purpose of the study
By reading the piezometers, the City will be able to target the exact location of the required work to solve and control confined groundwater drainage, which may have a real impact on the water infiltration problems in the basements of residences in the area.
What is a piezometer ?
It is a device used to indicate, from the surface, the water level of the confined groundwater.
Following citizen requests, the work will be postponed until November 1 for the safety of children for Halloween.
From November 1st to 24th, the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue will undertake work to connect all residences on Rue Cypihot to the existing storm drain for this street. This work will be carried out with the objective of reducing overloading of the sanitary system during spring thaws or during severe summer storms. This overloading is mainly caused by illicit connections of foundation drains, roof drains, French drains and sump pumps to the sanitary drain rather than the storm drain.
It should be noted that most of the time, overloads at the Leslie Dowker pumping station are caused by a considerable number of illicit connections in your district. Any and all residences which dispose of their underground and surface waters by way of the sanitary network are connected in a way which does not meet standards, which can cause wastewater flooding in residential basements.
Program to detect illicit connections
For the years 2017-2018 and 2019, the City has implemented a program to detect illicit connections. If your sump pump, your French drain or your gutters are illegally connected to the City’s sanitary system, you must take immediate corrective measures. Homeowners on Rue Cypihot will have a maximum of 1 year after the city’s work is done to connect their home in accordance with the by-law, subject to penalties.
The purpose of this measure is not to penalize citizens, but rather to prevent situations of sanitary sewer backup causing significant damage in basements and the major disadvantages that might ensue.
It is important that we work with residents to ensure that our approach is collaborative and not coercive, in order to address the overloading problem at the Leslie-Dowker pumping station during spring thaws or during severe summer storms.
What the City is doing to eliminate runoff in the streets and illicit connections
The City is responsible for the portion of the sanitary and storm drains which are located between the homeowner’s property line and the street, whereas the homeowner is responsible for the portion of the sanitary and storm drains which are located between the property line and his or her residence.
In order to avoid the formation of ice in the streets, the City will install a pipe running from the main storm drain to your property line. Thereafter, it will be your responsibility to connect your sump pump correctly to the new pipe.
No longer disposing of wastewater in sanitary drainpipes in the best way to avoid overloads at the Leslie Dowker pumping station and wastewater flooding during spring thaws or periods of heavy rain.
Without the intervention of citizens to stop rainwater from falling into municipal drains, the City cannot guarantee the protection of neighbouring properties against wastewater flooding.
In order to undertake the refection of the lock’s jetty , Parks Canada will proceed with the partial closure of Sainte-Anne Street near the lock on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 21st and 22nd and Monday and Tuesday, December 11th and 12th from 8 am to 5 pm in order to secure the maneuvering of a crane to move materials.
Flag persons will be on site to direct traffic.
Centre Harpell will be refurbished in the coming months. As a result, the main entrance to Centre Harpell will be inaccessible for the next few months. Access to Centre Harpell will be by the side door (parking) and / or the library.
Most of the work done will focus on enhancing its energy efficiency and reducing the heat island effect in the sector.
On Monday, November 27th, and Tuesday, November 28th, there will be work to connect a new private sprinkler system to the municipal water system.
This intervention will result in the partial closure of Montée Sainte-Marie Street between Sainte-Anne and St-Georges Streets on November 27th and 28th. Thus traffic would be limited to local traffic only in the affected area.
Ville de Montréal's Direction de l’eau potable will be undertaking the construction of a drinking water pipe within the main water supply network, in spring 2018.
However, this fall, a few preliminary operations of short duration (exploratory pits) will be carried out. Please note that there will be no interruption in your drinking water supply.
- rue Lakeshore, opposite chemin du Cimetière:
- Monday, November 27, 7 am to 5 pm (could continue the next day; if so, obstruction will be lifted during the night)
- Macdonald campus grounds, near the A-40:
- Tuesday, November 28, 7 am to 5 pm
- Obstruction in one lane along rue Lakeshore; a signaller will control and alternate traffic.
Nature of project
This project consists of building a new main water line over approximately 1670 metres, running from rue Lakeshore to Autoroute 40, along the access road to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue cemetery and the Macdonald campus grounds. These work operations will start in spring 2018 and will be completed in winter 2019.
More detailed notices will be sent to you before the project is resumed in the spring and in accordance with its progress.
Ville de Montréal is aware of the inconveniences caused by this work project and thanks you for your patience.
Info-travaux line: 514 872-3777, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
To report situations at any other time, phone 311 and mention that you are calling about a work project carried out by Ville de Montréal's Direction de l’eau potable.