Exposed Water Pipe Burial Request as a Result of Hurricane Fiona

To the East of the existing Water Treatment Building is a cut of sand that was deepened by Hurricane Fiona. This cut exposed the main water pipe supplying all of Main Station. The purpose of this project is to move sand that is accumulating around the existing Water Treatment Building and to deposit it on top of the water pipe to protect it from the cold. The preferred location where the sand might be removed is the South, in front of the door. The sand that is planned to be moved was deposited since the construction of the building in the mid 1980's. Sand will be removed from around the Water Treatment with the use of a Bobcat. Once the sand has been moved, grading will be completed and sand stabilization efforts using old pallets, wood, burlap bags and/or coconut fiber mats will be implemented during the winter. In the spring, transplanting of marram grass and other species will take place to stabilize the sand naturally. This work is required to take place before winter to protect the exposed water pipe from freezing.

Latest update

December 09, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Sable Island National Park Reserve
1869 Upper Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S9
Telephone: 902-426-1500

  • Location

    • Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Soil management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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