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Lake Banook Infrastructure Improvements Get Underway
(Friday, September 26, 2008) – On or about Monday, September 29th, construction will begin on a new trunk sanitary sewer along the north shore of Lake Banook. Halifax Water will be preparing for the installation of approximately 500 metres of pipe to connect the "missing link" in the previously constructed North Dartmouth Trunk Sewer. This sewer will eventually serve areas of Port Wallace, Burnside and Dartmouth Crossing.
The work will require the initial temporary lowering of the water level in Lake Banook and Lake Micmac by 0.5 meters followed by a sand bag dam installation at the Highway 111 Bridge to isolate both lakes. The water level of Lake Banook will then be lowered further to a total of approximately 2.0 metres. The water level in Lake Mic Mac will be maintained within the 0.5 meter lowering over this period. It is important to note this process will not be immediate and is anticipated to take several weeks to achieve.
The sewer work around the shoreline of Lake Banook and the canoe/kayak course improvements are scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Remaining work on the North Dartmouth Trunk Sewer will be completed in Spring/2009.
In conjunction with this sewer infrastructure work, HRM has approved the construction of a public trail along this same route, much of it already designated parkland. The existing shoreline features will be reinstated or improved, including the existing wharf currently on HRM parkland.
Also during this work, improvements to the Lake Banook canoe/kayak course will be constructed in time for the 2009 World Senior Canoe-Kayak Championships taking place in August of next year. The course improvements include, anchor block reconstruction, and lane cabling.
Manager, HRM Real Property Planning
Manager, Engineering & Information Services, Halifax Water