*Water Service Advisory – Spring Garden Road – Planned Temporary Shutdown*
*(September 14, 2021)* The Spring Garden Road Streetscape Project will require a temporary shutdown of the local water service to perform work on the water main.
Water service will be temporarily shutdown on Spring Garden Road, between Birmingham Street and Queen Street, from *7:00 PM Thursday September 16, 2021 to approximately 6:00 AM on Friday September 17, 2021*.
We recommend that any water required during this period be stored in advance – please fill appropriate containers so you will have sufficient water for drinking and cooking during this period. As a precautionary measure, customers are advised to turn off their hot water tanks during this time to prevent damage to heating elements should the water be inadvertently drained from the tank.
If you have a sprinkler system, please inform your system monitoring company as the service interruption may cause the sprinkler panel to go into alarm.
Residents are advised that the Halifax Regional Municipality has granted a Noise By-Law Exemption to complete this work at night and construction noise will occur. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Customers in the area may experience discoloured water following this repair. Customers who experience discoloured water should run the COLD water at one faucet for about 10 minutes. You should see the water clear. Do not use the hot water faucet since this will draw discoloured water into your hot water heater/tank, which could make the problem worse. If the water fails to clear after 10 minutes, wait for a few hours and again try running only the cold water. *To learn more about discoloured water, visit www.halifaxwater.ca/discoloured-water <halifaxwater.ca/notice/www.halifaxwater.ca/discoloured-water>*.
We will continue to make every reasonable effort to minimize the impact of construction activities on your community and we appreciate your continued patience and cooperation.
Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes. *Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones*. We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.
*For the safety of work crews and residents, please observe social/physical distancing requirements (2 metres of separation).*