Storm Preparedness – Safely Clearing Storm Drains

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Storm Preparedness – Safely Clearing Storm Drains

With heavy rainfall forecast for the Halifax area tomorrow, Monday, January 17, and the recent significant snowfall, residents should be aware that there could be localized flooding and a higher potential for property damage.

While storm drains/catchbasins near your property manage this stormwater, the build-up of snow and/or ice could impede the flow of heavy rainfall. We encourage Halifax residents to check their drains and catchbasins early to ensure they are cleared if it is safe to do so.

Customers with driveway culverts should ensure that snow/ice is not blocking the flow of water if it is safe to do so.

Customers can find their nearest storm drain using the interactive map here:

If you see storm drains/catchbasins/ditches/culverts that are blocked with snow/ice, we ask that customers safely clear these prior to any rainfall. Customers can also call Halifax Water at 902-420-9287 or HALIFAX at 311 to report blocked storm drains/catchbasins/ditches/culverts.

Halifax Water is continually monitoring weather forecasts. This allows our crews to prepare by inspecting our stormwater infrastructure to ensure that it is working as it was designed.

We work in collaboration with HALIFAX to ensure roadways, roadside ditches, and storm drains/catchbasins are clear.

For the safety of work crews and residents, please observe social/physical distancing requirements (2 metres of separation).

For more information on Halifax Water, please check, visit us on YouTube, or Twitter @HalifaxWater, Facebook, or call our Customer Care Centre at 902-420-9287.

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