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CALGARY – Today, The City of Calgary has reached a milestone making significant progress repairing the original feeder main break near 16 Avenue N.W. and Home Road.

We have concluded the inspection on the remaining 300 metres of pipe and preliminary results indicate no new hotspots have been indentified. Work is underway developing an inspection plan for the remainder of the network. More details will be shared as they become available.

“This progress would not be possible without the support of our partners both near and far,” says Capital Priorities and Investment Francois Bouchart. “From sourcing materials across North America to collaborating with leading industry professions, our gratitude goes out to all those stepping up to support Calgary as we recover together.”

We are grateful to San Diego County Water Authority for sending us a segment of pipe for our feeder main. Repairing the damaged sections remains our top priority. Initial inspections and site prep work are already underway and construction work on the additional areas identified at risk will start tomorrow (Monday, June 17). Crews will continue working 24 hours a day work but will work to mitigate noise throughout the night for area residents.


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Eastbound lanes of 16 Avenue N.W. where the initial break happened are reopening to traffic today.

From 16 AV NW from 49 ST NW to Home Road will have the west bound lanes closed. East bound lanes will be opened into a two-way single lane traffic setup.

16 AV NW will be closed in both directions from 46 ST NW and 45 ST NW

16 AV NW will be closed in both directions from 43 ST NW to BOWNESS RD NW

East/West traffic will be detoured onto Bowness Rd. Expect delays.



To date we have received 6,214 calls to 311 about this emergency. We encourage Calgarians to use the 311 app or to make your service requests.

We continue following up on calls to 311 for water misuse. Since the event began, we have received 1,892 calls, the majority of those have been resolved with 105 cases remaining open.

A fire ban remains in effect for the City of Calgary. We’ve received 334 calls with 19 cases still open.

The City of Calgary thanks affected residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation during this time.

To learn more about interruptions to City services (including pools and arenas), a resource of frequently asked questions and the latest updates, visit or contact 311.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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