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. This work was planned for 2020 but delayed to 2021 so both phases of the project could be completed all at once.
This is a joint project cost-shared with Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax Water’s work is funded through Regional Development Charges. Halifax Water is the main point of contact for all aspects of this project. This project addresses local and regional sewer capacity issues and is key to facilitating growth, and leverages previous investments made by Halifax Water with its 2008 Freshwater Brook Sewer Project.
As part of this project, Halifax Water will also be replacing any existing lead service lines. Halifax Water will be reaching out directly to property owners of affected properties with information about this process.
Following project completion, Halifax Water will be conducting a Downspout Disconnect program to ensure property owners are not directing stormwater into the newly separated wastewater pipe. Each property owner in the project area will receive further information about redirecting their downspouts to their yard.