Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents who draw water from Lake Thomas or Fletchers Lake in Fall River that construction work has resumed in the waterway.
Silt from the new McQuarrie Bridge construction zone accidentally released from a filtration tank into the nearby waterway Friday afternoon. Corrective measures were taken to control the release.
There was no human health risk as a direct result of this sediment release.
Construction work in the waterway was suspended by provincial Environment Department officials, pending the outcome of an updated sediment control mitigation plan from the contractor.
A new sediment control mitigation plan has been submitted to Environment Department officials and work can now resume in the McQuarrie Bridge waterway.
While sediment in the lake has returned to normal levels, all citizens are reminded it is never safe to drink untreated water from any body of water.