Wastewater System near Fletchers Lake has returned to normal operation
(July 26, 2023) Halifax Water would like to advise residents living near Fletchers Lake that the wastewater system for this area has returned to normal operations since 6:00 AM yesterday.
We want to thank the residents for adopting measures to help reduce their contribution to the wastewater system and support Halifax Water’s mitigation efforts. Their combined efforts limited further effluent from potentially entering the lake.
Drinking Surface Water:
For local residents that have questions about the safe use of surface water for drinking, cooking and bathing, we strongly recommend that they follow the directions of Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change. For more information, visit: SurfaceWaterQA.pdf<novascotia.ca/nse/surface.water/docs/SurfaceWaterQA.pdf>.
Warning about Swimming in Flooded Areas:
Halifax Water agrees with the province of Nova Scotia and HRM’s advice that residents should avoid swimming for 24-48 hours in areas where flooding from excessive rainfall could contribute to higher bacteria levels in the water. These higher levels can come from a number of sources, including runoff and sewage bypass practices that are used in some areas during flooding events.
We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure repair work may cause.
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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