60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876

Cross Connection Control Program

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A key component of the protection of the public water supply.

 

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Public Service Commission

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The Public Service Commission is a separate, corporate body, operating the water utility of the town, providing potable water for approximately 3100 customers and the fire protection through hydrants and sprinkler services.  Customers exist both in town and in the county. 

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Watershed Protected Area

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PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING NEW DESIGNATION OF THE HEBB, MILIPSIGATE, MINAMKEAK LAKE WATERSHED PROTECTED WATER AREA AND THE REGULATIONS WITH RESPECT THERETO

 

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Water Supply System

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The water supply for Bridgewater is comprised of three lakes.  The surface of the lakes is approximately 13 km2; however, the natural watershed for these three lakes is approximately 92 km2, of which 56 km2 is designated watershed.  The daily safe yield of the water of the lakes is approximately 57 000 cubic meters per day.  The PSC’s maximum design flow is approximately 18 300 cubic meters per day.

 

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Rates and Regulations

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The Public Service Commission of Bridgewater, also referred to as the water utility for the Town of Bridgewater, provides a water service to residents and businesses within Bridgewater and surrounding area.  The pdf Schedule of Water Service Rates (1.72 MB) has been approved by the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board on May 11, 2016 and came into effect on July 1, 2016.

The water rates as of July 1, 2016; April 1, 2017; and April 1, 2018 are as follows:

 

CURRENTLY: 2016 WATER CONSUMPTION - CUBIC METERS PER YEAR
$1.210 PER CUBIC METER - FIRST 100,000 CUBIC METERS
$0.529 PER CUBIC METER - OVER 100,000 CUBIC METERS

EFFECTIVE April 1, 2017 WATER CONSUMPTION - CUBIC METERS PER YEAR
$1.301 PER CUBIC METER - FIRST 100,000 CUBIC METERS
$0.564 PER CUBIC METER - OVER 100,000 CUBIC METERS

                 SIZE OF METER                                                            July 1, 2016                                         April 1, 2017                                     

 April 1, 2018                                      

5/8" 62.07 66.38 68.13
 3/4" 90.78 97.17 99.74
1" 148.20 158.76 162.96
1 1/2" 291.74 312.74 321.00
2" 463.99 497.51 510.64
3" 923.33 990.24 1,016.37
4" 1,440.08 1,544.56 1,585.31
5" 2,975.51 3,084.33 3,165.71
6" 2,875.51 3,084.33 3,165.71
8" 5,172.19 5,547.96 5,694.34

Water Hook-ups and Disconnects

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The Public Service Commission of Bridgewater water rate as approved by the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review board in 2009 are as follows.

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