Notice from Halifax Water: Prohibited Discharge to Stormwater Catchbasins

Halifax Water has advised of a recent influx of issues related to the discharge of sediment-laden water into municipality-owned stormwater catchbasins.

A reminder that it is prohibited under Halifax Water’s Rules and Regulations, as well as under the Nova Scotia Environment Act, to allow the discharge of sediment-laden water or other pollutants into a stormwater system or the environment. Halifax Water Pollution Prevention staff periodically visit active construction sites to monitor discharges to the stormwater system and confirm erosion prevention measures are in place.

A full memo From Halifax Water outlining common issues and an overview of regulations can be found here.