Landowner Responsibilities

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As part of County of Newell Water Project line installation, curb stops were installed at a pre-determined location at the yard site of all registered members. From this location a portion of pipe will be buried at a depth of 2.1 metres and then brought to the surface. From this location it is the responsibility of the landowner to dig up this pipe, without disturbing the curb stop, connecting to it utilizing compression fittings, and run this line into their cistern or storage tanks. Because the system is operating between 60 and 160 PSI, it is recommended that the pipe used to run to a landowner’s cistern is rated for 200 PSI. The County of Newell recommends that landowners use ¾” Municipex 200 pipe for this portion of work. Landowners must wait to receive a letter from the County, instructing them it is ok to hook begin their tie in. Once the pipe is installed to the cistern or storage tanks, landowners will visit the County of Newell Office to receive their flow emitter assembly. Once the flow emitter has been installed, landowners will be able to book an appointment with Newell Regional Services Corporation to have their line flushed and their service activated.

To view and print a landowner information package, please click here.  This package includes some general information with regards to the system, as well as a list of contractors that can perform work on behalf of the landowner.

It is a good idea for landowners to check their cisterns periodically to ensure that the system is operating correctly.  The flow emitter assembly is equipped with a ball valve with handle for landowners to shut their water supply off if necessary.