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.
- NEW Drinking Water Interpretation Tool
- Bottled Water and Water Coolers
- Chlorine Disinfection: Frequently Asked Questions
- Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water
- Natural Springs
- Sample Collection and Preservation:
Chemical/Physical Quality and Microbiological Quality
- Ultraviolet Disinfection of Drinking Water
- Information on Trihalomethanes (THMs)
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.
- Visit the, Your Well Water booklet series.