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Halifax sewage plant will be broken for a year

The new sewage treatment plant in Halifax, Nova Scotia that broke down after only a year in operation won't be work...


The new sewage treatment plant in Halifax, Nova Scotia that broke down after only a year in operation won’t be working again for at least a year. In January the Halifax plant suffered an electrical fault and was flooded with raw sewage. Photographs show damage in the plant reaching as high as above the doors and exit signs.

The plant was one of three new primary treatment plants recently constructed around Halifax Harbour as part of the Harbour Solutions Project to improve the water quality. To celebrate the opening of  the plants last summer, Halifax mayor Peter Kelly went swimming at a beach in the harbour.  Now he says he won’t be able to go for a dip again until 2010.

The new plants were constructed under a design-build contract by D & D Water Solutions.