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Water System Maintenance – Dartmouth

Some residents in Dartmouth may experience temporarily discoloured water
Published: 8:45 AM | December 2, 2020
Updated: 11:46 AM | October 25, 2021

Halifax Water is undertaking water system maintenance in Dartmouth until the end of the day Friday, December 4.

As a result of this work, some residents in Dartmouth may experience temporarily discoloured water. Residents may also see Halifax Water Crews flushing fire hydrants in the area.  

If discolouration occurs, run the COLD water at one faucet for about 10 minutes. You should see the water clear. Do not use the hot water faucet since this will draw discoloured water into your hot water heater/tank, which could make the problem worse. If the water fails to clear after 10 minutes, wait for a few hours and again try running only the cold water.

To learn more about discoloured water, visit

For the safety of work crews and residents, please maintain social/physical distancing requirements of at least 2 metres/6 feet.

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

James Campbell, Communications & Public Relations Manager