(August 17, 2023) Halifax Water would like to inform residents of a wastewater system backup, resulting in untreated, unscreened wastewater entering the Northwest Arm.
Halifax Water crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to return the system to normal operations.
It is strongly advised that people and pets should not go swimming or participate in recreational activities that require water contact in the Northwest Arm until further notice.
We have made the applicable federal, provincial, and municipal entities aware of this incident.
To reduce the environmental impact during this work, Halifax Water is asking customers in the areas shown on the attached map to reduce the amount of water they are flushing and pouring into their drains. This will help minimize the amount of wastewater released into the environment. To learn more, visit www.halifaxwater.ca/reducing-wastewater<www.halifaxwater.ca/reducing-wastewater>.
We appreciate your assistance in this matter and will issue a follow-up announcement once we have restored the wastewater system to normal operations.
We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure repair work may cause and are working as safely and quickly as possible to address the issue.
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.
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