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Shubenacadie Grand Lake - Drinking Water Advisory

Halifax Water tap water customers can continue normal drinking/use of tap water
Published: 5:54 AM | June 10, 2021
Updated: 9:21 AM | June 21, 2021

In the early hours of Thursday, June 10, an Emergency Alert was sent by the Province of Nova Scotia that included a Do Not Consume Water/Do Not Use Water Order for residents who draw water directly from Shubenacadie Grand Lake. Halifax Water did not issue this alert.

Halifax Water wishes to inform our tap water customers that their water continues to be safe for normal use and consumption. Halifax Water operates three small water systems within the same watershed as Shubenacadie Grand Lake: Bomont, Collins Park, and Bennery Lake. None of these systems draw water from Shubenacadie Grand Lake. Halifax Water tap water remains safe for normal use and consumption throughout HRM.

Halifax Water monitors the quality of the water in its systems and has not detected anything outside of normal safe drinking water limits.

Nova Scotia Environment is investigating the water quality issues at Shubenacadie Grand Lake. Updates from NSE can be found here.

Information about Blue-Green Algae from the Government of Nova Scotia can be found here.

Halifax Water customers interested in learning more about the source of your drinking water can visit

To learn more about what Halifax Water does to protect drinking water sources, visit

James Campbell, Communications & Public Relations Manager