Dexter Construction, on behalf of Halifax Water and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), will be undertaking work on Ashdale Avenue, Halifax. The Halifax Water portion of this work will include the entire replacement of the water main, replacing catchbasins and their connections to the stormwater system, and replacing a number of public wastewater laterals.
Preliminary work will begin the week of August 16. This project is expected to be complete by late November 2021. The typical hours of work will be 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Friday. During this work, portions of the street will be closed as sections of water main are replaced. The contractor will communicate with residents as section closures change.
If your property is within the shaded area on this map, your property will be connected to temporary water to maintain water service to your property while this work is completed.
The contractor will be connecting buildings in the project area to a temporary water system that brings water from fire hydrants in the surrounding area (that will not be impacted by this work) to each impacted property so that the water mains that normally provide those properties with water can be replaced without customers having to go without water service for the length of the project.
Water service must be temporarily turned off at each property as the contractor disconnects each property from the old water connection and onto the temporary water connection.
Starting as early as mid-August, the contractor will begin laying out, sanitizing, testing and connecting the temporary water lines to the properties shown on the attached map. This work will take approximately one week to complete (weather permitting).
The contractor will make the temporary water connections at an outdoor tap (usually in the backyard) for each property (more information on the next page.) Connections will take place between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Once the connection is complete, the building should have regular water service for the length of the project.
The contractor may require periodic access to the back of your property during construction to ensure the temporary water line is in working condition. These temporary water lines will be disconnected at the end of the project, and each property will be connected to the new water main.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this work may cause, and thank you for your cooperation.
During this project, from time to time, you will see workers within 2 metres of each other while they work to maintain the critical water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure serving your home. Halifax Water is still mindful of the recommendations to maintain a 2 metre distance between employees and contractors, and every effort will be made to achieve this. However, some tasks cannot be completed safely otherwise. As an essential service, in these instances, Halifax Water and its contractors have been exempt from the 2 metre social/physical distancing rules. Halifax Water and its contractors will use additional PPE to protect themselves when undertaking these activities.
We ask that residents please ensure they give construction crews at least 2 metres of distancing as well.
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