Recreational Water

Environmental Health

Recreational Water

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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Throughout the year Nova Scotians and visitors to the province enjoy a variety of recreational water experiences at public parks, beaches and public or commercial swimming pools.

While an important part of an active lifestyle, these settings may also present a variety of health hazards that require careful management to ensure the health of users is protected.