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


Drinking Water

Drinking Water Quality and Treatment

Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines

Nova Scotia has adopted the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality as legally binding standards for regulated public drinking water supplies and recommended for private well owners.

General Information

Natural Water Contaminants

Naturally occurring water contaminants such as arsenic, natural radionuclides, radon, and uranium can make water unsafe to drink.

More information on these natural contaminants, including treatment options is now available.

The Drop on Water

The Drop on Water is a series of fact sheets with information on different water quality parameters, such as bacteria and chemicals, that may be present in well water, as well as general information which will help homeowners protect their drinking water supplies and their health.

Your Well Water

Your Well Water is a booklet series describing what private well owners can do to maintain clean, safe drinking water from their well to protect their health.