Halifax is one of Canada’s oldest cities, and with that comes ageing water and sewer infrastructure that needs renewal.
Between 2019 and 2049, 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.
Wyse Rd. & Jamieson St. Infrastructure Upgrades
Halifax Water is investing in improvements to the water, wastewater and stormwater systems in the Jamieson Street and Wyse Road areas by replacing aging water mains and separating stormwater discharge from the Albro Lakes and street storm drains from the wastewater system.
South Park St. & University Ave. Upgrades
Halifax Water is replacing aging water mains and separating stormwater discharge from the wastewater system in and around South Park Street and University Avenue. This work is part of the utility's 30-year, $4 billion investment commitment to improving aging water, wastewater and stormwater systems.
Dublin Street Water Transmission Main Replacement
As part of our ongoing commitment to inform customers and the local community, Halifax Water would like to update you about some upcoming work that will take place along a section of Dublin Street, Halifax.
Windgate Drive Water Main Extension
Beginning in June 2022, Dexter Construction will be extending the water main along Windgate Drive from Rivendale Drive to Ashlea Drive on behalf of Halifax Water. This project will improve water distribution system interconnectivity and create an additional water supply feed for the Fall River, Lower Sackville and Waverley areas.
Birchdale Avenue Water Main Replacement
Halifax Water is investing in improvements to the water distribution system on Birchdale Avenue by replacing the aging water main that serves this area. By replacing aging sections of the water distribution system, the water supply that serves your community will be more resilient and reliable for decades to come.
Maple Street Water Main Replacement Project
Halifax Water is investing in improvements to the water distribution system on Maple Street by replacing the aging water main and some public portions of water service laterals (the section of the water pipe that connects your building to the water main in the street.)
St. Michaels Avenue Water Main Replacement Project
Halifax Water is investing in improvements to the water distribution system on St. Michaels Avenue by replacing the aging water main and the public portions of water service laterals (the section of the water pipe that connects your building to the water main in the street.)
Russell Lake PS & Wastewater Pipe Upgrades
Halifax Water is working with contractors to complete wastewater system upgrades along portions of the Portland Lakes Trail and near Portland Estates and Russell Lake West.
Hemlock Reservoir Project
In late June/early July 2020, Halifax Water, through its contractor, Landmark, began construction of a new water storage reservoir to better serve your community. The new water reservoir is being constructed at Halifax Water’s existing property on Masthead Court in Bedford.
Hornes Road & Area - Inflow & Infiltration Project
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.
Cogswell District Energy System
The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is redeveloping the existing Cogswell Interchange area located in downtown Halifax. As part of this redevelopment plan, HRM requested Halifax Water explore the feasibility of an Ambient Temperature District Energy System (ATDES) in the Cogswell area.