Montreal residents get rude Halloween trick The break of the 48-inch concrete pipe caused streets and basements to quickly flood Friday, forcing home

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Montreal residents get rude Halloween trick

The break of the 48-inch concrete pipe caused streets and basements to quickly flood Friday, forcing homes to be evacuated and several schools to close for the day.

It also prompted a boil water advisory, affecting 75,000 people. It also forced the closure of area businesses, while residents were being asked to stay home so officials could ensure it was safe to turn the water back on.

The pipe was only 54 years old and by design, should have lasted much longer. Montreal, earlier this year, said 'enough is enough' and is moving to non-corroding PVC watermains as part of their infrastructure network.

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Economist: Liberals should take time on infrastructure spending

A noted economist says the incoming Liberal government should slow its grand plan for billions in new infrastructure spending to make sure the money provides the most economic bang.

Jack Mintz says fundamental infrastructure (ie: roads, watermains & sewers) would stimulate long-term economic growth.

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'Vinyl is Beautiful' according to home renovation icon

You may have seen Scott McGillivray on Canadian home renovation shows like 'Income Property.' Scott is particularly enamored with the variety and cost-effectiveness of some of the new vinyl building materials on the market now, and has helped create a new, short online video to sing their praises.

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NSF: Vinyl (PVC) pipe declared 'sustainable'

The National Sanitation Foundation, which is an accredited third party recognized by the United Nations has recently issued an environmental product declaration for PVC pipe.

This declaration means that PVC is the only municipal pipe material declared as 'sustainable' and environmentally friendly in the world.

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Any comments or questions?

As always - I love to find out what's going on in your municipality. Write or call anytime.

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Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Ipex Management Inc.
(289) 881-0120 x 502
veso.sobot@ipexna.com

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