February 16, 2017 - 12:00pm - The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System completed
a repair of the transmission pipeline in the Denfield area. The transmission pipeline
repair operation began at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday February 15th when the water treatment
plant was shut down, and crews isolated and drained the transmission pipeline. By
10:00 a.m., crews had completed excavating the pipeline and started the process
to cut out and remove the damaged pipes at the two locations.
The removal and replacement of the damaged pipe was completed, and the transmission
pipeline was returned to service starting at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 15th.
During this 17.5-hour repair of the transmission pipeline, area municipalities relied
upon treated water stored in reservoirs and elevated towers throughout the region.
Due to the low system demands in the region, typical of this time of year, and the
increased supply from the Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System into the City of
London, the regional water system was able to recover and refill area reservoirs
by noon today; nearly 12 hours ahead of the anticipated schedule.
The Lake Huron Water Supply System is grateful to their staff, the operators of
the Ontario Clean Water Agency, and the work crews from L82 Construction, Pure Technologies,
Dielco Industrial Contractors, and Stantec Consulting, who worked through snowsqualls,
winds gusting to 30kph, and windchills below -14C in order to complete the repair
in a timely fashion. The Lake Huron Water Supply System would also like to thank
all of the municipal water operators and staff of the eight benefiting municipalities
for their cooperation; without which the repair would not have been successful as
Municipalities supplied by the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System include Bluewater,
South Huron, Lambton Shores, Lucan Biddulph, North Middlesex, Middlesex Centre,
Strathroy Caradoc and the City of London.
The quality of the water supplied to area municipalities and consumers was not
affected. Photos of the repair have been posted to the water system’s Facebook page.
Additional information about the regional water supply system is available at www.watersupply.london.ca
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