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Water Service Advisory - Dartmouth & Area

Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston, Westphal and Burnside
Published: 12:42 PM | April 29, 2022
Updated: 12:41 PM | April 29, 2022

Beginning the week of May 2, Halifax Water will begin phase II of its upgrade work at the Lake Major Water Supply Plant, which supplies drinking water to the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston, Westphal and Burnside.


Service Area Map Lake Major

This critical infrastructure upgrade project is a follow-up to the successful completion of phase 1 that occurred in November & December of 2021. All of these upgrades are part of Halifax Water’s 10-year plan to upgrade our water supply plants to adapt to a changing climate and will help ensure that our customers in these communities continue to have high-quality drinking water.

Potential Changes to Water Service
We do not expect this phase of work to impact water service for our customers; however, there may be the potential for customers supplied through the Dartmouth system to experience temporary changes, including lower or higher water pressure or temporarily discoloured water.

Potential Water Discolouration
If customers experience discoloured water, we ask that they report it online and follow the steps outlined at  

Halifax Water is committed to providing safe, high-quality drinking water. To help ensure this, we are continually monitoring water quality across our distribution system on a daily basis.

If you have any questions or concerns about the work and its impact on your water supply, please visit the project webpage at

Halifax Water