Beginning the week of July 19, the section of Wanda Lane, Dartmouth, between Belle Vista Drive and Tobin Street, will be open to local traffic only. Detours will be in place.
Halifax Water and our contractor, Brycon Construction, will be undertaking work to rehabilitate a section of the Ellenvale Run stormwater channel near Belle Vista Drive and Wanda Lane. This work will continue to Fall 2021.
Motorists should expect delays and 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 the safety of work crews and residents, please observe social/physical distancing requirements (2 metres of separation).
Halifax Water’s drinking water supply is a vital resource for approximately 376,000 people, and our watersheds must be protected. That’s why Halifax Water is legally obligated to protect the carefully managed land in these areas: Pockwock, Tomahawk, Lake Major, Bennery Lake, Chain Lakes and Lake Lemont, which are managed for source water protection purposes.
These lands and the roads and trails within are not public access trails. Gates, remote security cameras and other security measures are maintained to deter illegal and unwanted activities.
We want to inform the public who choose to access these lands that they do so at their own risk and may do so only by foot or non-motorized bicycle where signage specifically permits.
Beginning today and lasting two to three weeks, Halifax Water and its contractors will be undertaking significant work on Cobequid Road to replace about 500 feet of the water main that is failing prematurely.
We appreciate that our customers have been frustrated with these water main breaks, and we apologize for any inconvenience. When the scale of the issue became clear in 2020, we repaired the water main in the most cost-effective way for our customers, but it failed several more times. Based on our investigation, we now understand that soil conditions in this area have caused damage to the existing pipe. Now that we have a better understanding of the cause, we are moving quickly to address this issue.
On Monday, July 5, Halifax Water and its contractors will be undertaking significant work in the Cobequid Road and Glendale Avenue area to replace approximately 500 feet of water main.
Starting in mid-April 2021, Canadian National Railway (CN) and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will begin a construction project to rehabilitate the existing South Street bridge in Halifax, near the Northwest Arm. As part of this work, stormwater and wastewater piping on the existing bridge will be temporarily relocated to an adjacent temporary steel bridge.
Once work on the existing CN bridge is complete, the wastewater and stormwater pipes will be relocated back to the CN bridge and buried under the new road structure. The temporary steel bridge will then be removed.
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Halifax Water has been approved for approximately $1.23 million dollars in federal/provincial funding to install 425 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at four of its facilities.
This funding is based on an application for a Community Solar Project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). For this $1.68 million initiative, the Government of Canada will contribute $670 thousand, Nova Scotia will contribute $558 thousand and the remaining cost of approximately $446 thousand will be funded by Halifax Water.
The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Communities across Canada are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.