Landowner Responsibilities

As part of County of Newell Water Project line installation, curb stops are installed at a pre-determined location at the yard site of all registered members. From this location, a portion of the pipe will be buried at a depth of 2.1 metres and then brought to the surface. From there it is the landowner’s responsibility to dig up this pipe, without disturbing the curb stop, connecting to it utilizing compression fittings, and run line into their cistern or storage tank location. 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 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 have their service activated. 

The County is working to provide a list of contractors capable of performing this work. 

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 a handle for landowners to shut their water supply off if necessary.   For tips on caring for your flow emitter, click here.