Wheatley Update May 27

Work has progressed on site that will allow a further reduction to the Wheatley Emergency area.  Fences will be moved Monday, May 30 for the properties along Talbot Road that are outside the area identified in purple, yellow and red hatched on the attached map.

Talbot Road and Erie Street South will remain closed and be re-opened as soon as they are deemed safe to allow through traffic. Local traffic will be permitted for property owners and tenants to start the recovery of their buildings.

Pleased be advised that property owners will have Orders placed on their buildings from the Chief Building Official.  The Chief Building Official will be rescinding the orders on each property once Municipal Water (PUC), Electrical Authority (ESA) and Natural Gas (Enbridge) have been reinstated by the utility and an inspection by Building Development Services has taken place.

Upon reconnection of the utilities, property owners are to call 3-1-1 and ask to be directed to Building Development Services to schedule an inspection. It is expected that Building Development Services will complete this inspection within 24 hours of receiving the request.

For more details on the reasons for the Order, please refer to page 4 of the Resources and Information for Residents and Business – Building Owners document found, which can be found at:

https://www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca/wheatley-updates

Operations on APEC 3 well are underway, and work will continue through the weekend. A conductor pipe will be driven over the original well and residents may notice hammering sounds that are different from the work that was done on the APEC 2 well.