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Halifax expands water pick up for homes with dry wells

By Steve MacArthur Aug 19, 2022 | 1:15 PM

Gauthier DELECROIX - 郭天 / CC

The Halifax Regional Municipality is expanding location to pick up water for those dealing with dry wells.

The city is working alongside the Province of Nova Scotia and using its Joint Emergency Management teams to ensure residents with urgent dry well issues have access to drinking water.

Every Tuesday, drinking water will be available for pick up to residents with dry wells.

Affected residents can access water at the six locations below, until conditions improve. Water will be available at these locations every Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (with the exceptions as outlined below).

  1. Station 23 – 5543 Highway #7, Chezzetcook
  2. Station 29 – 28975 Highway #7, Moser River
  3. Station 38 – 36 Glenmore Road, Middle Musquodoboit (available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Monday to Friday)
  4. Station 42 – 4132 #2 Highway, Wellington (exterior tap available 24/7)
  5. Station 48 – 1581 Beaver Bank Road, (available beginning on Tuesday, August 23)
  6. Station 56 – 8579 St Margarets Bay Road, Black Point
  7. Station 65 – 17 Scholars Road, Upper Tantallon

Each household will receive two liters per person per day, as well as one liter per day per pet. Residents may collect one week’s supply at a time.

The Emergency Management Department is monitoring the situation closely and reviewing the data to determine the extent of the water shortage. Residents on wells who are experiencing water shortage issues are strongly encouraged to contact 311 to report a water shortage, as this will allow the municipality to understand where shortages are occurring and supply drinking water.

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