Halifax Water PSA – Update – Wastewater System has returned to Normal Operations

Update – Wastewater System has returned to Normal Operations (August 4, 2022) Halifax Water has safely completed emergency repairs to its Duffus Street wastewater pump station, and the system has returned to normal operations. The pump went into operation Wednesday evening and was monitored overnight. Wastewater and stormwater are now being pumped from this station to the Halifax Wastewater Treatment Facility on Upper Water Street. Impacted customers can now resume regular discharges into their drains. We want to thank everyone for their assistance over the past few days. We have notified applicable federal, provincial, and municipal entities that we have returned to normal operations. Halifax Water wants to remind residents that flushing should be limited to ONLY the 3Ps (pee, poo, and paper) even under regular operation. So-called “flushable wipes” are not flushable and belong in your garbage. These wipes do not break down and clog our wastewater treatment facility screens, filters, and pumping station pumps. This is costly to Halifax Water in both time and resources during this critical period. To learn more, visit www.halifaxwater.ca/notice/toilet-paper-one-and-only-flushable-wipe. We expect the harbour to return to its natural condition over the next two days. As this occurs, we caution residents and visitors about swimming or participating in recreational activities that require water contact. We apologize for any inconvenience this emergency repair work may have caused, and we want to thank our customers and residents for their patience and cooperation. To ensure the safety of our communities and our staff, please maintain a safe distance when Halifax Water staff or contractors are working in your area. For more information on Halifax Water, please check www.halifaxwater.ca<www.halifaxwater.ca#_blank>, visit us on YouTube, or Twitter @HalifaxWater, Facebook, or call our Customer Care Centre at 902-420-9287. –

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