Water service is being extended to the community of Fall River through a project partially funded through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) program. The CWWF Program is funded by Infrastructure Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia. A portion of the project will be funded through a Local Improvement Charge (LIC) administered by the Halifax Regional Municipality. Phase 1 of construction will take place on Fall River Road from Windsor Junction Road to Highway #2, McPherson Road, Lockview Road to the High School, and a small portion of Highway #2 near Fall River Road. Each property will be serviced with a water pipe lateral to their property line.
If your property is along the Phase 1 route or the Phase 2 route, we will place a stake on your property where the proposed location for the water service pipe will be installed. Site representatives from the consultant or contractor will meet with each owner to confirm the location for the service pipe prior to installation. Please contact Alicia Crossland at DesignPoint Engineering & Surveying Ltd. by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 902‐452‐2412 to arrange a meeting with a site representative to discuss the stake locations for service laterals.
The project has been awarded to Dexter Construction Company Limited. Construction. Phase 1 began in the Fall of 2017 and will continue through the Summer of 2018. Phase 2 work will start in June 2018 and continue into the Fall of 2018.
What to expect
The contractor will have heavy equipment on the roads for pipe installation. Traffic will at times be delayed as the roads could be down to one lane in the areas of work. Dust and noise is part of heavy civil construction. The contractor will make every effort to minimize impacts.
How to connect
The Fall River Water Main Extension Project includes the installation of a water service connection from the new water main to the property boundary of each lot to be serviced. 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 foundation, are the responsibility of the property owner.
Property owners to be serviced through the Fall River Water Main Project can apply to connect through the New Service and Renewal Application form. Application forms will be processed once construction is complete and Halifax Water takes ownership of the water system. It is currently anticipated that Phase 1 & 2 will be completed by late Fall 2018, with respective property owners then having the ability to construct private services and connect to the water system.
Prior to approval of the New Service and Renewal Application, the property owner will be required to pay the Water Regional Development Charge (RDC). More information can be found here - Regional Development Charge (RDC) under the "Other rates and charges" section.