As of July 1, 2015 the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments came together under Nova Scotia Environment.
Water may not be safe for drinking, bathing or cleaning during or after an emergency or severe weather event. Water may become contaminated with bacteria, chemicals or other substances that can cause illness.
Listen to and follow public announcements. Local authorities will tell you if tap water is safe to drink or to use for cooking or bathing. If the water is not safe to use, you will be told to use bottled water or to boil or disinfect water for cooking and cleaning. For more information on what to do during a boil water advisory, please visit the Nova Scotia Department of Environment website.