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Halifax Harbour plant fails

People are no longer swimming in Halifax Harbour after one of the city's brand new sewage treatment plants failed. Citizens were already complaining about persistent smells from one of the three new w...

January 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

People are no longer swimming in Halifax Harbour after one of the city’s brand new sewage treatment plants failed. Citizens were already complaining about persistent smells from one of the three new wastewater treatment plants. Then in mid-January the power systems failed in the downtown plant. The plant was flooded, millions of gallons of sewage flowed into the harbour and the plant’s electrical systems were damaged.

D & D Water solutions constructed the three advanced primary wastewater treatment plants around the harbour for $332 million. The city had taken ownership of the plant just in December.


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