Basinview Drive, Halifax – Water Main Repair
Halifax Water crews are on-site undertaking an emergency water main repair near 3860 Basinview Drive, Halifax. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. No estimate of service restoration time.
Basinview Drive is closed to all traffic in this area. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to manage traffic flows. Sidewalks remain open.
Customers in the area may experience discoloured water during/following this repair. It is recommended that those customers run the COLD water at one faucet until the water runs clear. To learn more about discoloured water and to report it, please visit www.halifaxwater.ca/discoloured-water.
Herring Cove Road – Water Valve Replacement
Halifax Water crews will be replacing a water valve at the intersection of Brighton Avenue and Herring Cove Road, Halifax, between 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 28, to 6:00 AM on Monday, May 29.
Water service will be temporarily shut down during this period, and customers impacted in this area will be notified directly.
Traffic markers will be in place, and experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to manage traffic flows. Sidewalks will be closed.
Traffic Advisory – Wyse Rd. & Jamieson St. Area
On behalf of Halifax Water, ARCP Limited will complete curb and sidewalk reinstatement work in the Wyse Road and Jamieson Street area. This work will take place from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM beginning Monday, May 8, and continuing for approximately three weeks.
During this work, there will be rolling sections of stop-and-go traffic on:
- Windmill Road near Jamieson Street
- Jamieson Street
- Wyse Road near Jamieson Street
- Cairn Street
- Graham Street
Rolling sections of the sidewalk near this work will be closed with pedestrian detours in place.
This work will not impact Halifax Water services in the area.
Requesting Underground Infrastructure Inspections
Activities such as driveway paving and landscaping on your property can damage your connection to the water supply. This is why Halifax Water asks customers planning property improvements such as driveway paving or landscaping to contact the utility 2-3 weeks before work begins.
This will allow time to schedule and conduct a visit to your property to complete an inspection and maintenance of the water service box that connects your home to the water main in the street.
Halifax Water offers this service at no charge to its customers.
Please call our Customer Care Centre at 902-420-9287 to start the process.
2023 Water Distribution System Flushing
To maintain high-quality water throughout the water distribution system, Halifax Water crews will begin our 2023 water distribution flushing program on April 30, 2023.
This work will begin overnight on Sunday, April 30 continuing on a five-day cycle from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Flushing will not take place overnight on Fridays or Saturdays.
This five-day flushing cycle will continue for approximately two months as crews move throughout the distribution system.
Traffic Advisory – Silverside Drive
Beginning the week of April 10, Nova Scotia Power will be working to install new power poles and lines to support upgrades to a Halifax Water booster station on Silverside Drive, Waverley.
This work is expected to last approximately four to six weeks. Typical hours of work will be weekdays from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
This work will require rolling stop-and-go traffic in this area. Tree trimming and rock-breaking work will take place as needed to install the new power poles.
Nova Scotia Power will contact customers via automated phone calls for any planned power outages related to this work. Halifax Water would like to remind water service customers that during power outages, water service will be interrupted in your area.
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Halifax Water Board Appoints New General Manager
Halifax Water’s Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that Tareq Al-Zabet has been appointed as the successful candidate for the position of General Manager and CEO at the utility. His selection results from a rigorous recruitment process conducted nationally, which attracted more than 130 applicants.
Mr. Al-Zabet brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, with more than twenty years of leadership roles in water resource management, nuclear waste management, infrastructure and environment and climate change. The Board has recognized his proven ability to listen, be thoughtful, build relationships and be an effective communicator.
Burnside Operations Depot First Phase Announcement
Halifax Water is pleased to announce Bird-Chandos Joint Venture as the successful proponent for its new facility's first phase (design validation) in Burnside Business Park. During this phase, the proponent will undertake a process intended to provide Halifax Water with confidence that this new facility meets the desired services, function, and flow within the schedule and target cost.
Beginning in September of 2022, Halifax Water started a rigorous, fair, and transparent procurement process to find the best value for the utility’s customers. This included evaluating critical factors, including assessing each proponent’s approach to designing a new facility, their health, safety, and environmental record, and an assessment of earlier work.
Halifax Water a 2023 Top Employer in our Region
Halifax Water has been named one of the top employers in the province and region. This designation is based on a review of progressive HR programs, policies, and best practices of leading employers across the region.
Announced last week, selected organizations, like Halifax Water, are highlighted as top employers, helping raise the bar on employee best practices.
"I’m delighted that Halifax Water has been selected as one of Nova Scotia’s and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2023. It is an honour to be recognized for our emphasis on promoting and encouraging growth for our employees and our focus on fostering a respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace,” says Louis de Montbrun, General Manager (Acting) for Halifax Water.