Halifax Water is performing inflow and infiltration reduction projects throughout HRM, including Hornes Road, Janice Anne Drive and Scott Drive. Repairs have been made to the public wastewater infrastructure in the street.
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The wastewater system is designed to carry the flows from your toilets, sinks, showers, dishwashers and washing machines. When stormwater enters the wastewater system, either through direct connections (sump pumps, downspouts, foundation drains, etc.) or pipe defects (cracks and breaks), it is considered inflow and infiltration (I&I).
The added stormwater I&I causes increased flows that can overwhelm the wastewater system resulting in flooded basements or spills of raw sewage in your neighbourhood.
Halifax Water is performing an I&I reduction project in the Hornes Road, Janice Anne Drive and Scott Drive area. Repairs have been made to the public wastewater infrastructure in the street.
We now need you to assess your private property’s stormwater drainage for I&I connections to the wastewater system. This could include sump pumps, downspouts and interior/exterior drains as well as damage to the wastewater pipe that connects your building to the system in the street. Where I&I connections are found, please make repairs or modifications to redirect the stormwater.
At a later date, pending COVID-19 limitations, Halifax Water will be performing mandatory property inspections to examine outside and inside your buildings. If I&I connections are found, you will be given a deadline to make repairs.