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February 2017

Albro Lake Road - Sewer Lateral Maintenance

Wastewater System - Yesterday

Halifax Water will be performing sewer lateral maintenance on Albro Lake Rd. tomorrow (Thursday, February 23rd).  Albro Lake Rd. will closed between Slayter St. and Victoria Rd.

Work will get underway 9am and is expected to be complete mid/late-afternoon, weather permitting.

Sidewalks will remain open. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow around the work zone. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit our YouTube channel, follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater, or call our Customer Care Centre at 902-490-4820.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Halifax Water to Resume Normal Operations Tomorrow (Wednesday February 15, 2017)

General News - Feb 14, 2017

Halifax Water will resume normal operations tomorrow (Wednesday, February 15th) and all offices will return to regular business hours. Crews are currently digging out from the recent winter storm.

In recognition that the storm has buried hydrants and catch basins, we encourage residents to adopt them and clear hydrants and catch basins in the vicinity of their homes. Residents can easily locate them by using Halifax Water’s Hydrant and Catch Basin locater App .

We encourage residents to use caution when working in and around the street and be aware of plows and other vehicles.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater or call our Customer Care Centre at 902-490-4820.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-476-5885


Halifax Water Offices Closed Due to Storm

General News - Feb 13, 2017

Due to the continued severe weather predicted for tomorrow, Halifax Water offices will be closed Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

Personnel will make every effort to maintain essential services and respond to emergencies. For water, wastewater and stormwater emergency service call 902-490-4820.

A further update on the status of Halifax Water offices for Wednesday, February 15th will be issued by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14th.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-476-5885


Halifax Water Offices Closed Due to Storm

General News - Feb 12, 2017

Due to the severe weather predicted for tomorrow, Halifax Water offices will be closed Monday, February 13, 2017.

Personnel will make every effort to maintain essential services and respond to emergencies. For water, wastewater and stormwater emergency service call 902-490-4820.

A further update on the status of Halifax Water offices for Tuesday, February 14th will be issued by 4 p.m. on Monday, February 13th.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-476-5885

 


January 2017

St.Margaret’s Bay Road - Water Lateral Installation

Water System - Jan 27, 2017

G & R Kelly Construction will be installing a private property water lateral tomorrow (Saturday) on St. Margaret’s Bay Road between Alderwood Drive and Ferndale Drive.

The work is scheduled to get underway at 8am and be complete around 8pm, weather permitting.

There will be stop and go traffic in the work zone. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site.  Sidewalks will remain open.

Motorists should expect delays, use alternate routes where possible, and proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

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Contact: G & R Kelly Construction
902-835-3125


Herring Cove Road - Sewer System Maintenance

Wastewater System - Jan 26, 2017

Halifax Water crews will be undertaking scheduled sewer system maintenance tomorrow (Friday, January 27th) near the intersection of Herring Cove Road and Purcell’s Cove Road (adjacent to turning lane to Purcell’s Cove Road Road).

The work is scheduled to get underway in the inbound lane of Herring Cove Road at 9am and is estimated to be complete by 12noon, weather permitting.

There will be stop and go traffic in the work zone. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site. 

Motorists should expect delays, use alternate routes where possible, and proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Mumford Road - Watermain Repair

Watermain Repairs - Jan 26, 2017

Halifax Water crews will be undertaking scheduled watermain repairs this evening near 7020 Mumford Road.

The work is scheduled to get underway at 9pm and is estimated to be complete in the early hours of Friday morning.

There will be stop and go traffic in the work zone. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site. 

Motorists should expect delays, use alternate routes where possible, and proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Herring Cove Road - Watermain Repair

Watermain Repairs - Jan 18, 2017

Halifax Water crews will be undertaking scheduled watermain repairs tomorrow (Thursday, January 19th) near the intersection of Herring Cove Road and Purcell’s Cove Road (adjacent to 30 Herring Cove Road).

The work is scheduled to get underway in the inbound lane of Herring Cove Road at 9am and is estimated to be complete by 4pm, weather permitting.

There will be stop and go traffic in the work zone. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site. 

Motorists should expect delays, use alternate routes where possible, and proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604

 


Victoria Road - Water System Maintenance

Wastewater System - Jan 13, 2017

Halifax Water crews will be undertaking scheduled water system maintenance Monday, January 16 in the vicinity of 94 Victoria Road and Dartmouth High School.

The work is scheduled to get underway at 9am and is estimated to be complete at 4pm, weather permitting.

There will be stop and go traffic in the work zone. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site. 

Motorists should expect delays and are asked to use alternate routes where possible and to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Woodlawn Road at Valleyfield Road - Watermain Repair

Watermain Repairs - Jan 12, 2017

Halifax Water crews will be undertaking scheduled watermain repairs tomorrow (Friday, January 13th) in the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Valleyfield Road.

The work is scheduled to get underway at 9am and is estimated to be complete at 4pm, weather permitting.

There will be lane drops in the work zone. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site. 

Motorists should expect delays and are asked to use alternate routes where possible and to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


December 2016

Armdale Roundabout - Stormwater System Maintenance

Stormwater System - Dec 9, 2016

Halifax Water will be performing stormwater system maintenance in the area of the Armdale Roundabout December 11th, 12th and 13th.  

The work will take place in the overnight hours from 11pm-6am. Crews will rotate around the roads that enter the Armdale Roundabout. A lane drop will be in place on each approach road where crews are working. There will be no loss of municipal services.

Sidewalks will remain open. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes where possible and to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary stormwater infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


November 2016

Elmwood Avenue - Watermain Repair

Watermain Repairs - Nov 15, 2016

Halifax Water crews are on-site repairing a watermain on Elmwood Avenue.

Water service is out on Elmwood Avenue from Windmill Road to Wyse Road. Crews estimate water service will be restored late this evening.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes where possible and to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Seasonal Disinfection - Second Pilot Program

General News - Nov 7, 2016

With the success of the initial program, Halifax Water has been granted approval by Nova Scotia Environment to undertake a second seasonal disinfection pilot program. Halifax Water implemented a successful pilot seasonal disinfection program from March 1 to April 30, 2016 without any adverse effects to the environment, as shown through the water sampling results associated with the program.

This second pilot program will see the Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection systems shut down at the Halifax, Dartmouth, Herring Cove and Eastern Passage wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs), from November 7, 2016 to April 30, 2017. The UV systems will be turned on December 19, 2016 - January 2, 2017 to accommodate Polar Bear swims. Full screening of floatables and all other treatment processes will continue to operate year round.

Halifax Water is enhancing its sampling program for this second pilot program. Monitoring of bacteria levels will take place bi-weekly at selected sites around Halifax Harbour. Our initial pilot program provided for monthly sampling.

For more information visit the Seasonal Disinfection web page on the Halifax Water website.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


October 2016

COLTA/BLT Trail Maintenance Work Complete

Construction Projects - Upgrades - Oct 25, 2016

Maintenance work on the Chain of Lakes Trail between Horseshoe Lake Drive and Chain Lake Drive, adjacent to Horseshoe Lake Park is complete and the trail reopened.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure maintenance work may have caused.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Lake Major - Water Restriction Lifted

General News - Oct 24, 2016

The water restrictions in place since September 19th for customers served by Lake Major are being lifted effective immediately.

The rainfall event of October 22nd, which provided 68mm of rain, has restored water levels at Lake Major to sustainable seasonal levels. Lake Major serves the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Westphal, North Preston and Eastern Passage (see service area map for affected service area).

Halifax Water would like to thank all customers who helped to conserve approximately 3million litres/day during the water restriction period.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


COLTA/BLT Trail Maintenance

Construction Projects - Upgrades - Oct 18, 2016

Beginning Monday, October 24th Dexter Construction, on behalf of Halifax Water, will be closing a section of the Chain of Lakes Trail between Horseshoe Lake Drive and Chain Lake Drive, adjacent to Horseshoe Lake Park.

The trail will be closed in this section until Friday, October 28th, weather permitting.

All other sections of the BLT/COLTA trail will remain open.

This work is to allow for the inspection of underground infrastructure. Crews will be performing underground inspections at various points throughout the work zone.  To access the various inspection points, crews will be required to make temporary asphalt cuts in the trail. All asphalt cuts will be reinstated once the inspection process is complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure maintenance may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Advanced Metering Infrastructure - Project Approved

General News - Oct 6, 2016

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) has released a Decision approving Halifax Water’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project, as well as some changes to Halifax Water’s regulations to enable AMI.

Halifax Water filed an application on May 12, 2016 requesting approval of a water meter upgrade project throughout its service area.  This upgrade to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) will enable two-way digital communication between the utility and its customers. This technology forms the backbone of the utility of the future, which means more customer-focused and efficient service for everyone.

Halifax Water routinely replaces water meters in the normal course of operations, and currently has a combination of automated meter reading and manual units throughout the service area. AMI technology was selected as the best choice for this meter upgrade based on several factors. First and foremost, AMI will increase customer convenience, customer ability to track and manage water usage in real time, and enhance customer service.  Once the meter is installed, the need to enter a customer’s home/business or access their property will be greatly reduced. Over time, Halifax Water will be more responsive to customer inquiries based on better data, provide enhanced leak detection services, and move to monthly billing which allows customers to manage their budgets more effectively.

The decision to install AMI technology is part of Halifax Water’s broader goal of continuously improving the overall water infrastructure and customer service experience. This will allow for more effective system operations and cost savings.  From an environmental standpoint, Halifax Water will reduce its environmental footprint due to reductions in vehicle travel to read meters and perform other basic services, which will be completed remotely once the meters are installed.  Lastly, AMI technology will enable Halifax Water to take advantage of future industry developments, such as providing customers secure access to data that will allow them to manage their water usage and costs.

Halifax Water Board Chair Ray Ritcey stated, “This technology is a critical step in enhancing our service to existing and future customers.”

Halifax Water General Manager Carl Yates said “AMI technology will bring benefits to our customers, the environment, and the utility. Halifax Water looks forward to keeping our customers informed and satisfied throughout this multi-year project. We want our customers to take full advantage of the many benefits AMI technology has to offer”.

The $25.4million Advanced Metering Infrastructure project will start with an initial rollout to a few hundred customers in early 2017. Based on results in this initial deployment phase, meter installation for the rest of our customers would occur in phases over the next three years.

Please visit the Halifax Water website for more information on the AMI Project.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Lake Major - Water Restriction Continues

General News - Oct 4, 2016

Lake Major, which serves the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Westphal, North Preston and Eastern Passage, continues to see water levels drop to new historic lows as a result of an ongoing lack of significant rainfall  (Click to see map of affected service area and historical Lake Major lake elevations).

In order to maintain essential water service,  mandatory water conservation restrictions remain in effect for all residents and businesses supplied by the Lake Major Water Treatment Plant, until further notice. The water conservation measures include:

  • No lawn, garden, plant watering, pool filling or other outside water usage
  • No car/RV or other vehicle washing at home. Commercial car washes remain available for the time being

Thanks to the efforts of residents served by Lake Major, we have seen water usage drop by 3million litres/day. That’s equivalent to filling 1.2 Olympic sized swimming pools per day, or just over 11,000 residents not using any water, based on an average water consumptions rate of 272 litres per day. Halifax Water thanks all residents who have worked to conserve water and help maintain essential water service for Lake Major customers.

Visit the water conservation tips page for a full list of ways to conserve water.

These ongoing water restrictions are in place to maintain essential water service for all customers in the Lake Major service area. Continued water conservation efforts will help avoid a potentially serious situation involving future water outages.   

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


September 2016

Riverview Drive in Timberlea - Sewer Lateral Maintenance

Wastewater System - Sep 29, 2016

Halifax Water will be performing sewer lateral maintenance today on Riverview Drive in Timberlea.

Construction will take place today from 8:30am until approximately 4pm this afternoon, weather permitting. There will be local traffic only on Riverview Drive. All other traffic will be detoured through Longard Drive. 

Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Local traffic on Riverview Drive is asked to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Purcell’s Cove Road - Sewer Lateral Maintenance

Wastewater System - Sep 28, 2016

Halifax Water, through its contractor G&R Kelly Ltd., will be performing sewer lateral maintenance later this evening on Purcell’s Cove Rd. near the intersection of Herring Cove Rd. (adjacent to the Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre).

Construction will take place tonight from 6pm until approximately 12 midnight tonight, weather permitting. There will be stop and go traffic in the work zone.

Sidewalks will remain open. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

There will be no loss of municipal services.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes where possible and to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Sackville Cross Road - Stormwater Infrastructure Improvements

Stormwater System - Sep 27, 2016

Halifax Water, through its contractor Dexter Construction Ltd. is undertaking stormwater culvert improvements on Sackville Cross Road and Seawood Avenue. See a map of the work zone.

The duration of construction is approximately 6 weeks, weather permitting. Hours of work will be Monday–Friday 7am-6pm.

The work will require temporary/rolling closures of portions of Sackville Cross Road and Seawood Avenue to vehicle traffic. Residents who would normally travel through the work zone are advised to use an alternate route when entering/exiting the work zone.

Residents affected by the work will be notified by the Contractor at least 48 hours in advance of temporary water shutdown and driveway closures. Collection of garbage, green cart and recycling will continue as usual and residents are advised to place bins and bags at the curbside.

Escorted pedestrian access will be maintained in the work zone. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes and are reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Cogswell Street - Critical Water Valve Maintenance

Water System - Sep 26, 2016

Halifax Water, through its contractor Atlantic Road Construction and Paving, will be conducting critical water valve maintenance work at the intersection of Cogswell Street and Brunswick Street.

The work will take place Tuesday, September 27th from 6PM to approximately 10PM.

There will be lane drops in the work zone. Motorists are asked to proceed carefully through the work zone and to expect delays. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones. 

Customers on peninsular Halifax may notice temporary reduced water pressure and discoloured water. The water remains safe to drink. For customers who do experience discoloured water, run your cold water taps for a few minutes until the water is clear.

Some customers in the area of the water valve work will have their water service interrupted during the work period. Those customers have been contacted directly.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Yankeetown Road - Stormwater Infrastructure Upgrades

Stormwater System - Sep 21, 2016

Halifax Water, through its contractor Harbour Construction, will be upgrading stormwater infrastructure on the Yankeetown Road beginning Monday, September 19th, weather permitting.

The work will involve the replacement of a stormwater culvert on the Yankeetown Road near the intersection of Hammonds Plains Road.

The duration of construction is approximately five days. Hours of work will be 8am-5pm.

There will be local traffic only on Yankeetown Road throughout the construction.

Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. Local traffic should proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Lake Major - Water Restriction

Water System - Sep 19, 2016

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in historic low water levels in Lake Major. Lake Major serves the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Westphal, North Preston and Eastern Passage (Click to see map of affected service area and historical Lake Major lake elevations).

In order to conserve water, Halifax Water is instituting mandatory water conservation restrictions for all residents and businesses supplied by the Lake Major Water Treatment Plant, until further notice. The water conservation measures include:

  • No lawn, garden, plant watering or other outside water usage
  • No car/RV or other vehicle washing at home. Commercial car washes remain available for the time being

Visit http://www.halifax.ca/hrwc/water-conservationtips.php for a full list of ways to conserve water.

These water restrictions are being implemented to maintain essential water service for all customers in the Lake Major service area. Conserving water will help avoid a potentially serious situation involving future water outages.

For more information on Halifax Water please check www.halifaxwater.ca, visit us on YouTube, or Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact: James Campbell, Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604

 


Copperhead Road - Stormwater Culvert Replacement

Stormwater System - Sep 6, 2016

Halifax Water, through its contractor Harbour Construction, will be upgrading stormwater infrastructure on the Copperhead Road beginning this evening, weather permitting.

The work will involve the replacement of a stormwater culvert on the Copperhead Road near the intersection of Highway#2 (Waverley Road).

The duration of construction is approximately ten days. There will be no on-street work during the peak hours of 7-9 am and 4-6 pm.

Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. Local traffic should proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Yankeetown Road - Stormwater Infrastructure Upgrades

Stormwater System - Sep 2, 2016

Halifax Water, through its contractor Harbour Construction, will be upgrading stormwater infrastructure on the Yankeetown Road beginning Tuesday, September 6, weather permitting.

The work will involve the replacement of a stormwater culvert on the Yankeetown Road near the intersection of Hammonds Plains Road.

The duration of construction is approximately eight days. Hours of work will be 8am-5pm.

There will be local traffic only on Yankeetown Road throughout the construction.

Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. Local traffic should proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


August 2016

Bedford Highway - Water Valve Replacement

Water System - Aug 30, 2016

Halifax Water crews will be undertaking scheduled water valve replacement work tomorrow evening on the Bedford Highway near Meadowbrook Drive.

Work is scheduled to get underway tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at 10pm and will require a shutdown of the watermain. Properties on the following streets will experience an interruption in water service, reduced water pressure, and possible discoloured water (the water remains safe to drink).

The affected streets are:

  • Bedford Highway from Holland Avenue to Division Street (civic 1060 to civic 1355)
  • Waterfront Drive
  • A.J. Jackson Court
  • Arthur Lismer Court
  • Shore Avenue
  • Meadowbrook Drive (civic 6 to 71)
  • Douglas Drive (civic 3 to 20)
  • Panorama Lane

Traffic will be reduced to two way, one lane, stop and go in the work zone. Motorists should expect delays and are asked to use alternate routes where possible and to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure maintenance may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604


Bedford Highway - Pavement Restoration

Road Construction - Aug 30, 2016

Beginning tonight at 8PM Dexter Construction, on behalf of Halifax Water, will be paving on the Bedford Highway near the intersection of Meadowbrook Drive.

The work is scheduled to get underway tonight at 8pm and be complete by 5am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. This restoration work follows the repair of a major stormwater culvert under the Bedford Highway.

There will be stop and go traffic in the work zone near the intersection of the Bedford Highway and Meadowbrook Drive. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow. On site personnel will also maintain communication with local residents and businesses to help minimize disruption.

Motorists should expect delays and are asked to use alternate routes where possible and to proceed carefully through the work zone. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water please visit us on YouTube, or follow us on Twitter @HalifaxWater.

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Contact:
James Campbell
Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Halifax Water
902-490-4604