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Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change

Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Collection: Facility Classification Certificate

Who Needs This Certificate?
Anyone who owns a water treatment, water distribution, wastewater treatment, or wastewater collection facility in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change
Where can you get this Approval and / or further information?
Any Regional or District Office of Environment


Head Office
Nova Scotia Environment and Climate Change

Phone:  902-424-2553
Fax:  902-424-1080
Office Location:
Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington St.
Suite 1800
Halifax, NS

Mailing Address:
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Application Forms & Process:

General information regarding Water and Wastewater Facility Classification are available on the Operator Certification Website under Facility Classification. You will also find Facility Classification Standards and Facility Classification Application Form available for download here.

When the Department receives an application, staff review it to see if all the required information is on the form, and if any supporting information is required. If not, the application is returned with an explanation as to what is missing.

If an application is acceptable, staff will determine the facility classification and issue a classification certificate.

Waiting Period:
60 business days or less
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
Expiry :
This Certification does not expire.
Price: (No tax is charged)

Please make cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance.
Related Requirements:
Additional Information:
If a facility is modified, the certificate holder must notify the Department of the details of the modification. The Department will then advise the certificate holder within 30 days whether the original classification needs to be changed.

Requests for accommodation can be emailed to

Legislative Authority:
Environment Act, Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1994-95, Chapter 1,Water and Wastewater Facilities and Public Drinking Water Supplies Regulations

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