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.
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.
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.
Cathedral Ln. & South Park St. Sewer Separation
Beginning in May 2021, and continuing into late fall, Halifax Water, through its contractor Dexter Construction, will be undertaking a project to upgrade infrastructure on South Park Street, University Avenue and Cathedral Lane. The project will include the installation of a new separate storm sewer and sections of water main.
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.
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.
Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project - Phase 4
Stormwater flows through Ellenvale Run from Lemont Lake to Morris Lake. Phase 4 of this rehabilitation project focuses on replacing the retaining walls along the 95-metre portion of Ellenvale Run between the Belle Vista Drive/Waltdale Drive intersection and Ellenvale Avenue.