Nova Scotia

2 water main breaks disrupt service in Lower Sackville and Colby Village

Two water main breaks disrupted water service in Lower Sackville and Colby Village Wednesday, according to Halifax Water.

'Unfortunately it's water main break season,' says Halifax Water spokesperson James Campbell

Halifax Water crews were on site near the intersection of Beaver Bank Road and Sackville Drive Wednesday morning to repair a broken water main that caused discoloured water for homes and businesses in the area (Allyson Macphee/Facebook)

Two water main breaks disrupted water service in Lower Sackville and Colby Village Wednesday, according to Halifax Water. 

People in Lower Sackville reported discoloured brownish-yellow water coming from their taps.

James Campbell, speaking for the utility, said Halifax Water crews were working to repair one break near the intersection of Beaver Bank Road and Sackville Drive. 

Water service was restored in Lower Sackville around 8 p.m. 

A second water main break caused water problems in the Ashgrove Avenue area in Dartmouth between Colby Drive and Cole Harbour Drive. 

"Unfortunately it is water main break season," said Campbell.

The extreme cold weather hampered the repairs, the utility said on Twitter. Temperatures in the Halifax area reached the minus double digits overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. 

Campbell recommends running the cold water lines until the water runs clear before drinking it. (Alexandria Watt/Facebook)

Campbell recommends running the cold water lines until the water runs clear before drinking it. 

A water main break on Tuesday caused low water pressure for customers in parts of north-end, west-end and peninsular Halifax. 

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