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.
The extension of water service is currently underway in the community of Fall River. The work is taking place in two phases. Phase 1 construction includes the Fall River Road from Windsor Junction Road to Highway #2, McPherson Road, and Lockview Road to the High School.
Phase 2 construction is underway on Highway #2 from Fall River Road to the Inn on the Lake and a portion of Ingram Drive from Lexington Avenue to the end.
Each property along the project route will have a water pipe (lateral) installed 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.
As of August, 28, 2018, water main installation for Phase 1 is approximately 97% complete and approximately 24% for Phase 2. It is anticipated the project will be complete around the end of November 2018, weather permitting. The hours of work are generally 24 hours/day Sunday evening – Friday afternoon. During the peak traffic hours of 7am – 9am and 4pm - 6pm one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. During off peak hours, stop and go traffic will be in effect throughout the work zones.
What to expect
In order to complete this important community water project, heavy equipment is required. This can cause, dust, noise and traffic delays. Crews are making best efforts to mitigate these impacts and appreciate your patience as they work to complete this work in a safe, timely manner.
There will be stop and go traffic at the intersection of Fall River Road and Highway #2 between Sunday, September 23rd - approximately Friday, September 27th. Learn more about this change here.
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.