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 through a series of pipes through the wastewater collection system to one of the Municipality’s wastewater treatment facilities.

East Hants operates wastewater collection and treatment services in the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz, Milford, and Shubenacadie.  Approximately 1,850,000,000 litres of wastewater is treated annually across three treatment facilities located in the communities of Lantz, Milford, and Shubenacadie.


Wastewater regulations are covered by the Sewer Bylaw.

Wastewater management fees are included as part of the Area Service Rate.




East Hants Water Utility

Environmental Monitoring

Cross Connection Control Program

Water & Wastewater Facilities in East Hants 

24 Hour Water & Wastewater Emergency


Lantz Wastewater Treatment Plant

Constructed: 1990
Communities: Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz
Population: 6,593

Milford Wastewater Treatment Plant

Constructed: 2010
Community: Milford
Population Served: 1,109

Shubenacadie Wastewater Treatment Plant

Constructed: 1974
Communities Served: Shubenacadie
Population Served: 874