Lake Banook and Micmac Lake
In order to safely complete this work the contractor will be lowering the water levels in Lake Banook and Micmac Lake as early the week of July 3rd. It is expected it will take one to two weeks to lower the lakes to the required level to allow work to safely proceed.
- Lake levels in Lake Banook and Lake Micmac will be dropped generally about 1.5 feet but up to 2 feet from what a “normal” level would be.
- This level drop falls within what would be a normal/natural low level experienced during very dry periods of time.
- This level will generally be maintained for the duration of the construction project .
The Sullivan's Pond storm sewer must be repaired for both safety and environmental reasons. Halifax Water is committed to sharing information about this project as it becomes available and working with residents to minimize impacts. Halifax Water’s main objectives are:
- communicate regularly to ensure a smooth process
- minimize impacts on local residents during construction
- complete the project to a high standard to ensure efficient, high quality service for years to come
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will this first phase of the project allow for fish passage from the harbour to Sullivan’s Pond?
Phase 1 will replace 290 metres of deteriorated storm sewer from Sullivan’s Pond to approximately Irish Town Rd. Phase 2 will replace the lower section from Irish Town Rd. through the intersection of Alderney Dr./Portland St./Prince Albert Rd. Until Phase 2 is completed fish passage will not occur.
When will Phase 2 be constructed?
Halifax Municipality is currently reviewing the possible realignment of the intersection of Alderney Dr./Portland St./Prince Albert Rd. Phase 2 can not be constructed until a decision has been reached on the future of this intersection.
What is the condition of the existing stormwater pipe?
The current pipe was constructed in 1972 and has essentially reached the end of its service life. In order to help reduce future flooding events and protect public and private property the current pipe must be replaced.