Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Drinking Water

Private Wells

Approximately 46% of Nova Scotians rely primarily on groundwater from dug or drilled wells for their private supply. Private well owners are responsible for ensuring that their wells are constructed to provincial standards and for testing their water regularly to confirm that it is free of any natural or man-made impurities.

General Information

Well Construction

Water Testing

Water Conservation and Protection