Rural Water Resources Planner: Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia

About half of Nova Scotia's residents obtain their water from groundwater sources.

Nova Scotia's groundwater resources are managed by the Environment Department. An overview of the groundwater resources is provided on the Groundwater page.

Well Data

The Groundwater Observation Well Network consists of 35 observation wells where water levels and quality are monitored.

Nova Scotia Environment's Well Logs Database provides information on over 100,000 wells.

Groundwater Reports and Aquifer Maps 

Groundwater reports and maps are available on the Nova Scotia Environment and Natural Resources websites:

Groundwater Quality

Information on groundwater quality is available as follows: 

Aquifer Vulnerability

The following studies of have been completed:

Well Construction and Maintenance Resource Material

The following resources are available:

Groundwater Related Associations

The Nova Scotia Groundwater Association website provides information for the well construction industry.