Water Quality and Supply
All About Your Water
The Municipal Climate Change Action Plans (MCCAPs) for Eastern Shelburne County identified the potential for long-term drinking water quality and supply issues as a result of the impacts of climate change. The potential risks to private wells include changing precipitation patterns leading to water deficits in summer months and saltwater intrusion. There are also potential quality and supply risks to the municipal and provincial water supplies, which need to be better understood in order to mitigate.
Please view the material below to find out how you can contribute to improving our water quality and supply.
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- pdf Well Construction (656 KB)
- pdf Groundwater Regions of Nova Scotia (666 KB)
- pdf Protecting Your Drinking Water (364 KB)
- pdf Sources of Drinking Water (416 KB)
- pdf Water Quantity (176 KB)
- pdf Using Well Water After A Flood (130 KB)
- pdf Saving Water In Your Home (90 KB)
- pdf Taking Care Of Your Water Supply (82 KB)
- pdf Water Conservation (155 KB)
- pdf Water, A Natural Recycler (168 KB)
- pdf Becoming a Water Steward (130 KB)
- pdf Homeowners Guide to Water (1.07 MB)
- pdf Your Well Water, Is It Safe To Drink? (151 KB)
- pdf Your Well Water, Fixing Bacterial Quality (210 KB)
- pdf Your Well Water, Understanding Chemical Quality (791 KB)
- pdf Your Well Water, Water Treatment Options (602 KB)
- pdf Your Well Water, Maintaining Your Water Treatment (146 KB)
- pdf Your Well Water, Real Estate Transactions (210 KB)
- pdf A Guide for Private Well Owners (332 KB)
Salt Water Intrusion
The Municipality is working in partnership with the NS Department of Natural Resources to gather data on drinking water quality. The impacts of climate change may make the risk of salt water intrusion higher in certain areas, especially in low lying areas close to the coast. We invite residents to bring in water samples from their wells for testing. For more information, please contact Erin Hartley, Strategic Projects Coordinator at 902-875-3544 ext. 226 or at .