Halifax is one of Canada’s oldest cities, and with that comes aging water and sewer infrastructure that needs renewal.
Over the next 30 years, Halifax Water plans to invest about $2.6 billion to upgrade infrastructure to ensure the continued delivery of high quality water, wastewater and storm water services to benefit our customers and the environment. Below are some of the projects currently underway at Halifax Water.
Customer Connect is an initiative to upgrade our technology. Customer Connect will increase customer convenience, improve our infrastructure to help protect the environment, and prepare you and Halifax Water for the future.
Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project - Phase 2
Stormwater flows through Ellenvale Run from Lemont Lake to Morris Lake. Phase 2 of this rehabilitation project focuses on replacement of the retaining walls along the 180 metre portion of Ellenvale Run between John Cross Drive and Elwin Crescent.
Wanda Lane, Tobin Drive & Ronald Court
In summer 2019, Halifax Water and the Halifax Regional Municipality will be upgrading infrastructure on Wanda Lane, Tobin Drive and Ronald Court. This project includes Phase 3 of the Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project.
Chisholm Avenue Sewer Main Replacement Project
Due to a number of pipe failures this spring and earlier this summer, Halifax Water is undertaking an urgent repair of the sewer main on Chisholm Avenue. This work is necessary to reduce the risk of further infrastructure failure that would impact local residents, the general public and the environment.
Lucasville Road Water Transmission Main Project
Halifax Water through its contractor, Atlantic Road Construction and Paving (ARCP) Limited, will be installing 3.7 km of water transmission main along Lucasville Road.
Shipyard Road Wastewater Pump Station Replacement
Halifax Water currently owns and operates two (2) wastewater pump stations in the immediate vicinity of the Lions Club Park in Bedford. These pump stations are approaching the end of their useful lifecycle and are scheduled for replacement.
Coburg Road Infrastructure Upgrades
This spring, Halifax Water will be upgrading infrastructure on Coburg Road between Oxford Street and the CN Rail Bridge. Halifax Water’s work will include a new water main on Coburg Road, and upgrades to the water and sewer system in the intersection of Oxford Street and Coburg Road.
Lake Major Dam Replacement
The existing Lake Major Dam was constructed in the 1940's. It is a timber crib structure and has reached the end of its service life. The dam must be replaced in order to enhance public safety and protect the integrity of the Dartmouth water supply.
Fall River Water Main Extension Project
Water service has been extended to the community of Fall River through a project by the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) program. The CWWF Program is funded by Infrastructure Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia. A portion of the project is funded through a Local Improvement Charge (LIC) administered by the Halifax Regional Municipality.