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Stewiacke Watershed Protected Water Area Regulations

made under Section 106(5) of the

Environment Act

S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 1

N.S. Reg. 262/2007 (August 24, 1973)


1     No Municipality, Organization, Firm, or Person shall cause to be discharged or deposited any material of any kind into any well, lake, river, pond, spring, stream, reservoir or other water or water course, or onto any shore or bank thereof or into any place within the protected water area that may cause pollution or impair the quality of the water in any part of the St. Andrews River for domestic, commercial or industrial use.


2     No Municipality or private garbage or refuse may be deposited or disposed of within the protected water area, either by sanitary land fill, incineration or any other method, unless the site and method of disposal are approved by the Town of Stewiacke and the Nova Scotia Department of Environment.


3     No swimming, boating, snowmobiling or any other similar act will be permitted in or on any lake, river, pond, spring, stream, or other water or water course within the Protected Water Area.


4     Any land which is used and maintained as farmland may continue to be used as such provided precautions are taken to prevent insecticides or fertilizers or the leachate from manure heaps or other polluting material from contributing to runoff of which could affect the chemical or bacteriological quality of the water in any part of St. Andrews River which is within the protected water area.


5     Logging or cutting of wood on wood-lot areas shall be permitted provided good conservation and land erosion prevention practices are adhered to.


6     Persons performing any operation which involves the use of mechanical equipment or the transportation of gasoline or oil shall not indiscriminately drain, and shall take precautions to prevent the spillage of, gasoline or oil onto the ground where such materials could contribute to or pollute the runoff from the area.


7     The direct or indirect discharge of process or domestic sanitary wastes to the surface or ground waters of the Protected Water Area shall not be permitted, unless an acceptable form of treatment has been applied to those wastes.


8     The piling or accumulation of sawdust, bark, chips, shavings, or any other wood processing or farming refuse shall not be permitted with 100 feet of the bank of any lake, river, pond, spring, stream, reservoir, or any other water course which is within the Protected Area.