The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
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This page was created as a resource to homeowners to identify possible causes of basement flooding and suggest tools and prevention methods to remedy the causes of basement flooding and improve drainage conditions at their home. Please check out our basement flooding guide for additional information.
If you are having a sewer backup, please call the Public Works Service Centre at 519-631-0368 between the hours of 7:30 and 3:30 to arrange for a plumber to attend the scene. If the backup happens outside of those hours, please call 519-631-0210 to arrange for a plumber.
To give us your feedback on your experience of Basement Flooding, take our Basement Flooding Survey.
There are a few different types of basement flooding:
- Infiltration flooding - when soil around your home becomes saturated or when the ground water level rises higher than your basement and/or your weeping tiles are not working or are non-existent, water will get into your basement through cracks in the foundation walls and floor.
- Overland flooding - when water flows overland it may enter basements through windows, doors, vents and other openings. This could be due to improper grading, exposed window wells, and extreme wet weather conditions that exceeds the capacity of overland routes or under ground pipes.
- Sewer backup flooding - extreme weather events can overwhelm the City's sewer system and result in flooding. When this happens the water level in the system rises above the normal design levels. This condition is referred to as a surcharge. Basement flooding can cause serious damage and create a health hazard if not addressed properly.
Potential causes of flooding
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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