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.

Over the next 30 years, 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.

2020-21 Capital Projects

You can view the Major Halifax Water Capital Projects map in a new browser window.

Capital projects identified by Halifax Water as potentially impacting customers during the construction phase have been included and depicted in our Capital Projects Web Application. The construction of these projects is planned to take place during the 2020-2021 fiscal year (April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021). Projects listed as being in the category 'Halifax Water/HRM - Joint' will be carried out in conjunction with Halifax Municipality activities to minimize disruption for residents. Historical data layers for 2019-2020 and 2018-2019 have also been included. Additional information can be obtained by contacting our Customer Care Centre at 902-420-9287 or

Banner Image - Hemlock Reservoir Project - Hemlock Reservoir Rendering

Hemlock Reservoir Project

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

View Project information about Hemlock Reservoir Project
Banner Image - PSA - Surveyor - AdobeStock_302757584

Caledonia Road Water Transmission Main Upgrade

Halifax Water through our contractor, Brycon Construction Limited, is upgrading the Caledonia Road Water Transmission Main. This transmission main plays a vital role in supplying Dartmouth communities with safe drinking water, and this upgrade work will ensure that it is able to continue to do so.

View Project information about Caledonia Road Water Transmission Main Upgrade

Year in Review

Halifax Water provides critical water, wastewater and stormwater services to approximately 370,000 residents. As an old municipality with ageing infrastructure, 2019 saw a continued focus on infrastructure renewal, with a number of vital water, wastewater and stormwater system replacements, rehabilitations and upgrades, including:

  • Approximately 40,000 water meters installed as part of the Customer Connect project, bringing the project total to over 80,000 water meter upgrades
  • Installation of 3.7 KM of water transmission main along Lucasville Road ensuring a secure water supply from the J. D. Kline (Pockwock) Water Supply Plant
  • Completion of the new dam at Lake Major
  • Replacement of two ageing pump stations in the Bedford area that serve to move wastewater to a wastewater treatment facility
  • Installation of a new pipe bridge on Quinpool Road in preparation for the bridge replacement work taken on by CN and HRM
  • Rehabilitation of two large sections of the Ellenvale Run, totaling 270 metres

View Past Projects

In summer 2019, Halifax Water and the Halifax Regional Municipality will be upgrading infrastructure on Wanda Lane, Tobin Drive…
The Northwest Arm is a valuable recreational, economic and quality of life asset to our community. Maintaining the water quality…
Water service has been extended to the community of Fall River through a project by the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF)…
The Sullivan’s Pond stormwater system conveys stormwater from Lake Banook/Sullivan’s Pond and the upstream watershed to Halifax…