Environmental Monitoring

East Hants monitors and reviews data from Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, as well as water runoff from the Waste Management Centre to ensure compliance of Provincial operating approvals.


  • If you witness an environmental emergency please report it by calling 911.
  • For general inquiries, please contact us.                                                                
  • Detailed mapping of watersheds can be found using Interactive East Hants.

Environmental Monitoring Programs


East Hants Source Water Protection Advisory Committee (SWPAC)

The East Hants Source Water Protection Advisory Committee has been established in order to make recommendations to Council on water protection matters, in accordance with the adopted Terms of Reference. The objective of the Committee is to develop and maintain a source water protection plan which provides the Municipality or Water Utility with advice on matters concerning land-use issues, water quality, levels and flows in the Source Water Protection areas.

East Hants Source Water Protection Plans

A source water protection plan is an approach to water resource protection. The goal of a Plan is to protect the source water supply area while considering the social and… Full story

Waste Management Centre

The Municipality owns and operates the East Hants Waste Management Centre, formerly the Georgefield Landfill Site. Full story

Wastewater Collection & Treatment

Wastewater is the mixture of “used’ water and materials that residents and businesses flush down drains, toilets, and sinks every day. This material travels from a serviced property and pumped… Full story

Cross Connection Control Program (CCC)

The Overview The Municipality protects, treats and delivers safe drinking water. We are required by Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) to enforce the installation of Backflow Prevention (BFP) Devices on water service lines… Full story

Household Lead & Copper Sampling Program

The Municipality of East Hants regularly samples for lead and copper within our water distribution system, resulting in measurements consistently below the acceptable limits. Water utilities in Nova Scotia are… Full story

Environmental Education

The Municipality has long recognized the importance of educating the community on environmental issues.  Since 2008 the Municipality has been conducting educational events to help learn how we all directly… Full story