On July 11, 2013, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) approved rates for water, wastewater and stormwater services effective July 1, 2013, and April 1, 2014. The approved rate structure also separated the stormwater charge from the combined wastewater/stormwater charge to provide a more equitable user pay system.
After two years of implementation and experience administering the stormwater rates, Halifax Water conducted a review of the current Cost of Service and Rate Design Methodology for stormwater service including a comparison to industry best practice, with a view to enhancing equity and improving administration of the charge. Based on the results of this review, Halifax Water is proposing modifications to the Cost of Service Manual and Stormwater Rate Design.
Halifax Water filed a Stormwater Cost of Service and Rate Design Application with the NSUARB October 30, 2015. A hearing, which is open to the public, is scheduled for the week of February 16, 2016.
This application does not seek to increase stormwater rates, but is focused on ensuring equity in the application of stormwater fees and improving customer service and administrative processes. In other words, this application is not about asking for a bigger pie, but how to ensure equity in the distribution of the existing pie.
Click to view the Stormwater Application submitted to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board by the Halifax Regional Water Commission for an Order approving revisions to the Cost of Service Manual for Stormwater Service. This application was submitted in October 2015.
Halifax Water has launched a convenient, user-friendly online database of hydrants and catchbasins located within Halifax Water’s service area. This interactive online mapping application allows users to quickly search an address and locate area hydrants and catchbasins through their mobile device, computer, tablet etc..
Click for more information or scan the QR Code.
Stormwater Management Public Information Sessions
Halifax Water held a series of Stormwater Management Public Information Sessions throughout the Halifax Municipality September 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, 2015. These sessions were held to provide valuable information about Stormwater Management in light of climate change, community growth and to answer your questions. Click for details on the information provided at the sessions.
Get Your Water Bill Online!
Halifax Water has teamed up with Canada Post to offer customers the ability to receive their water bill online. With Canada Post's epost, you can manage your bills online in one safe, secure place. Any time, anywhere! Click for more information...
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Emergency Repairs in Progress
In the spring of 2010 Halifax Water began working with the Salvation Army to establish a fund to assist Halifax Water customers who are truly in need and in April 1, 2011 the Help To Others Fund, or H2O Fund, was launched. Click for more information...