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Our success depends on our people, partners, companies and contract workers

Halifax Water establishes standard requirements for constructing and distribution projects.

Halifax Water Regulations

Regulatory compliance applies to both the public's use of Halifax Water's, wastewater and stormwater systems as well as Halifax Water's operation and maintenance of these systems. This includes contractors, developers and businesses.

Violations of regulatory compliance regulations often result in legal punishment, including federal fines.

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Request for Wastewater Rebate

Businesses connected to the Halifax Water system may be eligible for a rebate on water not discharged into the sanitary sewer system (i.e. water evaporated from cooling towers or used to make a product). The wastewater rebate is based on the difference between the amount of the water used and the amount of wastewater discharged to the Halifax Water system.

The wastewater rebate, for qualified applicants, must be applied for on an annual basis.

Request for Wastewater Rebate

Request a Water Station for a Community Event

Halifax Water offers water stations that can supply tap water to select public events between May 1 and September 30 each year. Water stations are set up by Halifax Water staff at approved locations in HRM. These portable tap water stations are designed to promote tap water usage as an alternative to bottled water consumption.

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Learn More information about Request a Water Station for a Community Event
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Procurement & Tender Opportunities

Halifax Water procurement and tender opportunities (Tenders, RFQs, and RFPs) can be accessed through the Nova Scotia Tender Notices. Effective October 31, 2022, Halifax Water will be transitioning to the Bonfire e-bidding procurement web portal.

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New Connections & Renewals

Halifax Water can advise if water, wastewater, and stormwater service is available to your property using your civic address. The process for setting up a new connection to Halifax Water differs slightly between a single unit dwelling/townhouse and a multi-unit, industrial, commercial, or institutional building.

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Construction Dewatering

Halifax Water requires all persons to have appropriate permission prior to using any Halifax Water infrastructure. For the average person this means having an account with Halifax Water and paying your regular bill. For construction sites and other non-permanent discharges this means obtaining a Discharge Approval from Halifax Water.

Learn More information about Construction Dewatering
Bulk Water Service

To access bulk fill stations you or your company must:

  1. Have a bulk water account with Halifax Water
  2. Pre-paid account balance
  3. Have an account number and PIN from Halifax Water
  4. Pay a yearly permit fee
  5. Pass inspections to ensure your trucks are acceptable


Get a Bulk Water Account

Procurement & Tender Opportunities

Halifax Water procurement and tender opportunities (RFQs, RFPs, purchasing) can be accessed and downloaded through the Nova Scotia Government's Tender Notices website.

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