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Fall River Water Main Extension Project

Extending Halifax Water services to the community of Fall River

Water service has been extended to the community of Fall River through a project by the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) program. The CWWF Program is funded by Infrastructure Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia. A portion of the project is funded through a Local Improvement Charge (LIC) administered by the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Application Process For Residential Connections to Phases One and Two of the New Fall River Water Main
Map of installed water main in Fall River

The new water services installed as part of Phases One and Two of the Fall River Water Main Extension Project are now operational. Home owners located within the Phase One area (Fall River Road, McPherson Road, and Lockview Road to the High School; and Phase Two area (Highway #2 from Fall River Road to approximately 3009 Highway #2, and Ingram Drive to Fall River Road) can now make an application to connect to the water system. See map for service areas.

 

Application

Property owners may apply to connect via the Halifax Water New Service & Renewal Application. The application, with cheque (payable to Halifax Regional Water Commission) can be submitted in person or by mail to:

Halifax Water Engineering Approvals:

Mail

  • Halifax Water
    Engineering Approvals
    P.O. Box 8388, RPO CSC
    Halifax, NS
    B3K 5M1

PHONE & Fax

  • Phone: 902-490-6914
    Fax: 902-490-1584

Upon review of the application, a letter will be issued outlining the requirements to construct, inspect and install the water service connection and water meter.

A direct connection to the municipal water system may result in an increase in service pressure inside the house. Depending on the age of the building and the construction materials and methods used, the increase in pressure may exceed the capability of the piping, fixtures and other components connected to the plumbing system.

Therefore, all new connections are required to install an individual Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) on their new service.  The cost and installation of the PRV will be the responsibility of the homeowner.  The homeowner should work with their Plumber to set the PRV so that the incoming line pressure is compatible with existing pressure within the household plumbing and in accordance with the Canadian Plumbing code.

 

Fees

Residential connections (single unit dwellings up to and including 50 mm) are subject to the following fees:

 

Inspection Fee $90.00
Water Regional Development Charge $182.88
Total $272.88

 

Fees are payable by cheque, submitted with the application or in person at Halifax Water’s Head Office, located at 450 Cowie Hill Road, Halifax. In person payments can be made in cash, debit or cheque.

For commercial and multi-unit residential dwellings, please refer to the Schedule of Rates, Rules and Regulations, for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Services for details regarding service connection inspection fees and regional development charges.

 

Construction & Inspection

Halifax Water must inspect the constructed water service connection from the property line to the building. Upon the inspection passing, the property owner will be able to call Halifax Water to setup a water meter installation appointment to complete the connection process.

All details relating to construction, inspection, water meter installation and account setup will be provided in the review letter issued to the property owner upon making application.

All costs associated with the installation of private water service connections, including but not limited to labour, excavation, materials, backfilling, and reinstatement from the service connection stub at the property line to the building, are the responsibility of the property owner.

 

Existing Well Private Connections

Existing well water lines must be disconnected from internal plumbing prior to the installation of a water meter. Halifax Water will inspect the disconnection at the time of the meter installation.

 

Registered Water Supplies

If you currently receive water from a communal or commercial system that is a Nova Scotia Environment Registered Water Supply, contact your system administrator. Halifax Water will inspect the disconnection of the water supply from the registered system at the time of meter installation.

Should you require further information regarding connections to the new water main, please contact Halifax Water Engineering Approvals at 902-490-6914 or by email at engineeringapprovals@halifaxwater.ca.

Project Overview

Water service is being extended to the community of Fall River through a project partially funded through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) program. The CWWF Program is funded by Infrastructure Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia. A portion of the project will be funded through a Local Improvement Charge (LIC) administered by the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The extension of water service is currently underway in the community of Fall River. The work is taking place in two phases. Phase 1 construction includes the Fall River Road from Windsor Junction Road to Highway #2, McPherson Road, and Lockview Road to the High School.

Phase 2 construction is underway on Highway #2 from Fall River Road to the Inn on the Lake and a portion of Ingram Drive from Lexington Avenue to the end.

Each property along the project route will have a water pipe (lateral) installed to their property line.

If your property is along the Phase 1 route or the Phase 2 route, we will place a stake on your property where the proposed location for the water service pipe will be installed. Site representatives from the consultant or contractor will meet with each owner to confirm the location for the service pipe prior to installation. Please contact Alicia Crossland at DesignPoint Engineering & Surveying Ltd. by email alicia.crossland@designpoint.ca or phone 902‐452‐2412 to arrange a meeting with a site representative to discuss the stake locations for service laterals.

Project Timing

As of August 28, 2018, water main installation for Phase 1 is approximately 97% complete and approximately 24% for Phase 2. It is anticipated the project will be complete around the end of November 2018, weather permitting. The hours of work are generally 24 hours/day Sunday evening – Friday afternoon. During the peak traffic hours of 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. During off peak hours, stop and go traffic will be in effect throughout the work zones.

Contact
Halifax Water
Customer Care Centre
Phone:
902-420-9287
Email:
Jeff McAulay, P.Eng.
Project Engineer, Halifax Water
Phone:
902-292-3695
Email:
Tyson Joyce, P.Eng., PMP
Project Manager, Dexter Construction Co. Ltd.
Phone:
902-223-3205
Email:
Andre MacNeil
Senior Financial Consultant, HRM
Phone:
902-292-4556
Email: