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Preparing for Extreme Weather Event

Potential for localized flooding.
Published: 12:47 PM | February 22, 2024
Updated: 4:17 PM | February 27, 2024

Halifax Water is advising residents of an increased risk of localized flooding due to the forecasted severe weather event. The combination of heavy rain, milder temperatures, and significant snow cover will create surface-level run-off.  

To help avoid localized flooding, Halifax Water is encouraging residents to check their storm drains and catch basins to ensure they are clear of snow, ice, and debris. If customers see a blocked storm drain or catch basin, we ask that you clear them, if you are able, and it is safe to do so.  

Customers with driveway culverts should ensure that snow is not blocking the flow of water.  

Halifax Water crews are working to clear snow from over 8,400 hydrants across the municipality. As this work continues, there may be an impact on traffic lanes. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as this necessary work is carried out. 

We welcome and encourage customers to remove snow from hydrants, if they are able, and it is safe to do so.  

For more information on the location of storm drains and catch basins visit the Halifax Water website here: Fire Hydrants & Catch Basins. Residents can call Halifax Water at 902-420-9287 to report blocked storm drains and catch basins.  

Halifax Water