Major Halifax Water Projects

The major construction projects Halifax Water is currently undertaking

Halifax is one of Canada’s oldest cities, and with that comes ageing water and sewer infrastructure that needs renewal.

Between 2019 and 2049, Halifax Water plans to invest about $4 billion to upgrade infrastructure to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality water, wastewater and stormwater services to benefit our customers and the environment. Below are some of the projects currently underway at Halifax Water.

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Cogswell District Energy System

The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is redeveloping the existing Cogswell Interchange area located in downtown Halifax. As part of this redevelopment plan, HRM requested Halifax Water explore the feasibility of an Ambient Temperature District Energy System (ATDES) in the Cogswell area. The ATDES would be constructed in conjunction with the overall Cogswell redevelopment project.

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Hemlock Reservoir Project

In late June/early July 2020, Halifax Water, through its contractor, Landmark, began construction of a new water storage reservoir to better serve your community. The new water reservoir is being constructed at Halifax Water’s existing property on Masthead Court in Bedford.

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Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 - Ellenvale Run Channel Upgrades

Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project - Phase 5

Stormwater flows through Ellenvale Run from Lemont Lake to Morris Lake. Phase 5 of this rehabilitation project focuses on replacing the retaining walls along the portion of Ellenvale Run between the Belle Vista Drive/Waltdale Drive intersection and Wanda Lane and continuing between Belle Vista Drive and Wanda Lane.

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Ashdale Avenue - Water Main Renewal

Dexter Construction, on behalf of Halifax Water and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), will be undertaking work on Ashdale Avenue, Halifax. The Halifax Water portion of this work will include the entire replacement of the water main, replacing catchbasins and their connections to the stormwater system, and replacing a number of public wastewater laterals.

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Howland Drive & Howland Court Water Main Renewal

ARCP Limited, on behalf of Halifax Water and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), will be undertaking work on Howland Drive and Howland Court. The Halifax Water portion of this work will include the replacement of the water main and any public or private lead service lines in the area. Customers with a lead service line will be contacted directly by Halifax Water with more information.

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Spry Avenue Infrastructure Renewal Project

On behalf of Halifax Water, Harbour Construction Limited will be replacing the water main and sections of wastewater main on Spry Avenue this summer. Work is expected to begin in mid-June. This work will take place along the full length of Spry Avenue. The existing water main is near the end of its service life.

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Drummond Court & Leaman Street Water Main Renewal

Sackville Trenching, on behalf of Halifax Water and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), will be undertaking work on Drummond Court and Leaman Street. The Halifax Water portion of this work will include the replacement of the water main and any public or private lead service lines in the area.

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Halifax Water owns, operates and maintains over 1500 km of water mains as part of its water distribution network. To continue to…
Halifax Water through our contractor, Brycon Construction Limited, is upgrading the Caledonia Road Water Transmission Main. This…
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…
Due to a number of pipe failures this spring and earlier this summer, Halifax Water is undertaking an urgent repair of the sewer…
Halifax Water through its contractor, Atlantic Road Construction and Paving (ARCP) Limited, will be installing 3.7 km of water…
Stormwater flows through Ellenvale Run from Lemont Lake to Morris Lake. Phase 2 of this rehabilitation project focuses on…