Halifax Water can advise if water, wastewater, and stormwater service is available to your property using your civic address. The process for setting up a new connection to Halifax Water differs slightly between a single unit dwelling/townhouse and a multi-unit, industrial, commercial, or institutional building.
New service connections for single unit dwellings or townhouses
For new building construction
If water, wastewater, and stormwater systems exist and a connection is possible, you must apply through the Halifax Building Permit Process .
For an existing building making a new connection or renewal
If water, wastewater, and stormwater systems exist and a connection is possible, you must submit the Halifax Water New Service and Renewal Application Form [PDF].
The Lateral Loan is a Private Lateral Replacement Assistance Program designed to provide financing for a service connection renewal when other financing methods are not available to a property owner.
Multi-unit dwellings, industrial, commercial and institutional buildings (MICI)
If water, wastewater, and stormwater systems exist and a connection is possible, you must apply through the Halifax Building Permit Process. Refer to Section 8 (Building Permit Applications) of the Halifax Water Design Specification for Halifax Water-specific submission requirements.
Halifax Water will process new service connection applications within five business days.
If no systems exist, or if a connection is not possible, Halifax Water staff can advise you on the status of any planned system extensions in your area.
Contact Halifax Water with questions about applications and approvals
Contact the engineering approvals at Halifax Water with any questions you have about the status of your application.
All completed forms can be returned by mail, fax, or email.
By phone: 902.490.6914
PO Box 8388, RPO CSC
Halifax, NS B3K 5M1
By fax: 902.490.1584
By email: EngineeringApprovals@halifaxwater.ca