How do you see recreation working for you?
We are looking at ways that we can best serve all of our community through our recreation programs. We'd appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey so we can learn a little more about you and what you, your family and your community needs.
Complete survey: Click here or the image below.
Filling a Pool with Municipal Water
To figure out how this might affect your next water utility bill, check out this pdf Pool Filling Costs Table (54 KB) .
Saving Water During Hot, Dry Weather
The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in low water levels across the province. We have witnessed the effects of this in our wells, rivers, lakes, lawns, and gardens to name a few. Although water utility customers have access to a constant supply of clean, safe drinking water, the sources that supply our treatment facilities are feeling the effects of this dry period as well.
The importance of protecting our water resources cannot be overstated. Without a steady supply of clean, fresh water we would not exist. We seem to overuse our resources and take them for granted. The average Canadian Household consumes between 200 -300 litres per day.
The West Hants Regional Water Utility works daily, behind the scenes, to optimize operations and conserve our resources to ensure we can continue to provide the services we depend on while protecting the environment from which we get our source water.
Water conservation shouldn’t end there however. Our customers create a partnership with the utility and together we can help make a significant difference on the impact to our resources. What can you do to save water?
Identify where you use water in your home and improve the efficiency of water fixtures and devices where you are able.
The prime area to target is the bathroom, where nearly 65% of water is used.
Check your toilets for “silent” leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in your tank and wait an hour. If the colored water has entered the bowl, your toilet is leaking and water (and your money) is going down the drain.
Take shorter showers or fill the tub only ½ full.
Don't use the toilet as a waste basket which tends to lead to unnecessary flushing.
Keep water in fridge instead of letting the tap run for cold water.
Ensure your dishwasher and washing machine at at full capacity before running them through their cycle.
Around Your Yard/Garden
Restrict your lawn watering to the hours between 6:00p.m. and 9:00a.m. Watering lawns during the heat of the day is not efficient nor good for your lawn -a great deal of water is lost to evaporation.
Don't overwater your lawn - only one inch per week is needed. Try watering your lawn only every other day and, if you're using sprinklers, position them to maximize lawn coverage and avoid watering the road and/or sidewalk.
Consider installing a rain barrel for watering your garden and planters then use watering cans for spot watering and limit hose use for items in need.
Put signs up reminding coworkers to trun off the water while lathering and scrubbing hands, then turn it back on to rinse.
There are many ways that businesses can not only save water but save money. Check to see if the bathrooms and kitchen at your workplace are water-efficient and, if not, suggest items such as faucet aerators or low-flow shower heads or toilets could be considered.
Some workplaces need to use water for certain processes. Are these processes being done efficiently? A review of processes is a great place to start conversations on water conservation.
It's crazy to think but most of the water we use on a daily basis is wasted so, on behalf of the West Hants Regional Municipality Water Utility, thank you for doing your part in supporting water conservation in our communities.
Internet for NS Initiative (aka Rural Internet Project)
When: Phase 1 projects were announced in Feb. 2020 and it is anticipated will be completed by the end of Sept. 2020.
Phase 2 projects should be announced by the Province and Bell Aliant sometime the week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2020.
What: Phase 1 includes some areas in Brooklyn. Refer to this pdf Brooklyn Community Map  (563 KB) which identifies specific Fibre Service Areas (FSA110 and FSA111).
All civic addresses below the highest civic # identified on the dark blue lines (streets), are included in the project. The Bell Aliant Installation Reps are confident that 95% or more of properties within that area will benefit with fibre services.
Fibre: 100 Mbps download / 100 Mbps upload
1 Gbps download / 940 Mbps upload
1.5 Gbps download / 940 Mbps upload
Communication Roles: Bell Aliant Installation Reps have indicated that their Sales Reps are not aware of the extent of the project UNTIL such time as the fibre is fully installed and goes live; there is no product until fully installed, tested, and available for use. Once ALL of these steps are done, Bell Sales Reps will be knocking on doors and/or leave hangers on doors to let you all know what is available, so please be patient.
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