More sewage treatment troubles in Halifax
Halifax Water has met another problem with its new sewage treatment plants and has refused to take ownership o...
Halifax Water has met another problem with its new sewage treatment plants and has refused to take ownership of a new plant in Dartmouth until it meets effluent regulations.
The plant has been operating since last year but is only meeting discharge criteria for fecal coliform samples 72% of the time. Nova Scotia environmental requirements stipulate that it must meet targets 80% of the time.
The Dartmouth plant is one of three constructed under design-build contracts to treat sewage in the Halifax Regional Municipality before it enters Halifax Harbour.
Another of the three plants, a $54 million plant in Halifax, was flooded in January after an electrical problem and is not expected to be working again for a year. CBC reports that since then 80 million litres of raw sewage has been flowing into the harbour every day.