Cobequid Trail

Water Utilities

The Municipality owns and operates two water utilities serving the residents of Debert and Tatamagouche. The utilities are regulated by Nova Scotia Environment and must meet water quality standards as per the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. If you have any questions related to the water utilities, please contact the Public Works Office at 902-897-3175 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any questions regarding your water bill, please contact the Tax Office at 902-897-3150.

Water rates are approved by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board in which current rates are outlined below:

Debert Water Utility

 

Effective July 1, 2011

Effective April 1, 2012

Effective April 1, 2013

Base Charge for a ⅝" meter

$81.62

$87.50

$90.78

Consumption Rate

$1.79 per cubic meter

$1.94 per cubic meter

$2.03 per cubic meter

Minimum Charge

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge

pdf Debert Water Rates April 1, 2013 (44 KB)   *Please note that the 2013 rates for Debert are still in effect for 2018.

pdf Debert Water Rates April 1, 2012 (39 KB)

pdf Debert Water Rates July 1, 2011 (45 KB)

Tatamagouche Water Utility

 

Effective January 1, 2018

Effective April 1, 2018

Effective April 1, 2019

Base Charge for a ⅝" meter

$85.69 quarterly

$95.30 quarterly

$104.79 quarterly

Consumption Rate

$2.51 per cubic meter

$2.61 per cubic meter

$2.72 per cubic meter

Minimum Charge

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge

pdf Tatamagouche Water Rates April 1 2019 (122 KB)

pdf Tatamagouche Water Rates April 1 2018 (118 KB)

pdf Tatamagouche Water Rates January 1 2018 (123 KB)

Source Water Protection

In order to service the residents of Tatamagouche, water is drawn from the French River before it is treated and distributed to customers, while Debert uses groundwater from two wells. These areas where water is captured are referred to as ‘watersheds.’ These watershed areas must be protected from spills, pesticides, fertilizers and other things which could impact the quality of water. Both areas have Source Water Protection Committees which help to monitor activities within the watersheds. For more information on the watershed boundaries, click on the maps below.

  pdf French River Watershed Boundary Map (1.50 MB)

  pdf Debert Watershed Boundary Map (621 KB)