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.


Municipal Standards


Water Utility

The East Hants Water Utility provides safe drinking water directly to utility customers in the communities of Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz, and Shubenacadie. Bulk water is also made available to purchase… Full story

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.  … 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

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

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