From 6:00 PM tonight until 4:00 AM on Friday, November 26, Halifax Water crews will working to complete an emergency repair of a water main near 654 Herring Cove Road.
Water service will be temporarily shut down during this work from 636 Herring Cove Road to the end of the water system in the community of Herring Cove (see attached map). Customers in this area may experience low water pressure or a temporary loss of service during this repair.
There will be stop-and-go traffic in the work zone. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to manage traffic flows. Sidewalks remain open.
Customers in the area may experience discoloured water following this repair.
Customers who experience discoloured water should run the COLD water at one faucet for about 10 minutes. You should see the water clear. Do not use the hot water faucet since this will draw discoloured water into your hot water heater/tank, which could make the problem worse. If the water fails to clear after 10 minutes, wait for a few hours and again try running only the cold water. Learn more about discoloured water and report it at www.halifaxwater.ca/discoloured-water.
Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.
We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.
For the safety of work crews and residents, please observe social/physical distancing requirements (2 metres of separation).