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Russell Lake PS & Wastewater Pipe Upgrades

This work will begin in February 2021 and continue to Summer/Fall 2021

Halifax Water is working with contractors to complete wastewater system upgrades along portions of the Portland Lakes Trail and near Portland Estates and Russell Lake West.

Project Information

This project has two major components:

  • Upgrade parts of the wastewater forcemains (pipes) that carry wastewater from the Russell Lake Pump Station and the Morris Lake Pump Station to be treated at the Dartmouth Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Replace the Russell Lake Pump Station

Nova Scotia Environment has reviewed and approved the portions of this work that will take place in or near watercourses/wetland.

Trail Impacts

During construction, we expect to keep the trail open at all times and/or provide pedestrian detours to provide safe passage around the construction activities.  

Please use caution while walking near construction zones and stay back at least 2 metres from contractor staff for physical distancing.

Traffic Impacts

The majority of this work will take place off-road, there will be limited traffic impacts resulting from this work. Halifax Water will release PSAs for any anticipated traffic impacts resulting from this work.

Project Updates

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  • To be posted.
Osprey Nest Information

Due to upcoming construction in the area, we are safely relocating the osprey nest at this location to a nearby site. This will ensure the birds won’t be disturbed when they return in the Spring.

This site was also home to the Osprey Cam – giving viewers worldwide a bird’s eye view of a nesting osprey family in Nova Scotia. The webcam will be set up in a new location in 2021.

Please visit for the latest updates.

Rick Northrup, G.S.C.
Project Manager, Dexter Construction
Renee Roberge
Project Manager, Halifax Water