Application Process For Residential Connections to Phases One and Two of the New Fall River Water Main
The new water services installed as part of Phases One and Two of the Fall River Water Main Extension Project are now operational. Home owners located within the Phase One area (Fall River Road, McPherson Road, and Lockview Road to the High School; and Phase Two area (Highway #2 from Fall River Road to approximately 3009 Highway #2, and Ingram Drive to Fall River Road) can now make an application to connect to the water system. See map above for service areas.
Property owners may apply to connect via the Halifax Water New Service & Renewal Application. The application, with cheque (payable to Halifax Regional Water Commission) can be submitted in person or by mail to:
Halifax Water Engineering Approvals:
450 Cowie Hill Road, PO Box 8388, RPO CSC Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 5M1
Phone: (902) 490-6914
Fax: (902) 490-1584
Upon review of the application, a letter will be issued outlining the requirements to construct, inspect and install the water service connection and water meter.
A direct connection to the municipal water system may result in an increase in service pressure inside the house. Depending on the age of the building and the construction materials and methods used, the increase in pressure may exceed the capability of the piping, fixtures and other components connected to the plumbing system.
Therefore, all new connections are required to install an individual Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) on their new service. The cost and installation of the PRV will be the responsibility of the homeowner. The homeowner should work with their Plumber to set the PRV so that the incoming line pressure is compatible with existing pressure within the household plumbing and in accordance with the Canadian Plumbing code.
Residential connections (single unit dwellings up to and including 50 mm) are subject to the following fees:
Inspection fee = $90.00
Water Regional Development Charge = $182.88
Total = $272.88
Fees are payable by cheque, submitted with the application or in person at Halifax Water’s Head Office, located at 450 Cowie Hill Road, Halifax. In person payments can be made in cash, debit or cheque.
For commercial and multi-unit residential dwellings, please refer to the Schedule of Rates, Rules and Regulations, for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Services for details regarding service connection inspection fees and regional development charges.
Construction & Inspection
Halifax Water must inspect the constructed water service connection from the property line to the building. Upon the inspection passing, the property owner will be able to call Halifax Water to setup a water meter installation appointment to complete the connection process.
All details relating to construction, inspection, water meter installation and account setup will be provided in the review letter issued to the property owner upon making application.
All costs associated with the installation of private water service connections, including but not limited to labour, excavation, materials, backfilling, and reinstatement from the service connection stub at the property line to the building, are the responsibility of the property owner.
Existing Well Private Connections
Existing well water lines must be disconnected from internal plumbing prior to the installation of a water meter. Halifax Water will inspect the disconnection at the time of the meter installation.
Registered Water Supplies
If you currently receive water from a communal or commercial system that is a Nova Scotia Environment Registered Water Supply, contact your system administrator. Halifax Water will inspect the disconnection of the water supply from the registered system at the time of meter installation.
Should you require further information regarding connections to the new water main, please contact Halifax Water Engineering Approvals at 902-490-6914 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.