- Is There a Public Water System In My Area?
- How Can I Connect to the Water System?
- How Much Does Water Cost?
- How Is Water Treated?
- What If There Is No Public Water In My Area?
- Call Before You Dig!
The County owns water systems in Debert and Tatamagouche.
To see if the public water system is near you, check out the maps below:
Any new connections to the water system require a permit from our Community Development Office.
Water permits in Debert cost $150 while permits in Tatamagouche cost $160.
For residential properties (single family and duplex), if there is no lateral extending from the main line to the property line, owners are required to pay $5,500 to have Public Works install the new lateral to the property line.
For multi-unit and commercial properties, the Owner is responsible for the installation of the lateral from the main line to the property line.
Water rates are made up of a base service charge (regardless of usage) as well as a usage charge.
These rates are approved by the NS Utility and Review Board.
Water bills go out every three months and can be paid at our Tax Office at 1 Church Street. Go to finance to view payment information.
Current Residential Water Usage Rates
|Base Charge (5/8” meter);||$90.78||$104.79|
|Usage Rate (per cubic meter)||$2.03||$2.72|
|Effective Date||April 1, 2013||April 1, 2019|
Please note: A 5/8” meter is a standard residential sized meter. The minimum bill with no water usage will be the base service charge.
For a full list of service charges, click on the documents below:
The County owns and operates 2 water utilities. See below to find out more about each utility and how water is safely delivered to customers:
1. Tatamagouche Water Utility
|Year Constructed||Piping Installed - 1975
New Plant - 2008
|Number of Connections||275|
|Technology Used||Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration & Chlorination|
|Clean Water Produced (m3/day)||290|
|Source of Water||French River|
2. Debert Water Utility
|Year Constructed||Piping Installed - 1940s
New Plant - 2018
|Number of Connections||202|
|Clean Water Produced (m3/day)||630|
|Source of Water||Two Groundwater Wells|
If you are located in an area without a public water system, you will need to install a well.
For more information on wells, contact Nova Scotia Environment at 902-893-5880.