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

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.

To SCHEDULE a water connection or disconnection, please contact our Water Department at 902-543-4651.  Please note that 24 hours' notice is required.

CONNECTION FEE: $50

All new laterals must be installed by the Towns Public Works Department to the property line for a fee as shown below. The water lateral from the property line to the house is the home owner's responsibility. All laterals are to be inspected by Town inspectors before they are backfilled. Contact the Engineering Department 24 hours prior to commencement of work at 541-4370.

RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INDUSTRIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION
Engineering provides an estimate and the customer pays that amount in advance and then billed/credited for the any difference when the job is complete.

METER TESTING
For meter accurancy costs $75; or for sizes over 1 1/2" the actual cost of the test.

TURNING WATER OFF & ON FOR REPAIRS: $50

Note:  A SPECIAL SERVICE CHARGE of $50 ($140 if such work is performed after regular working hours) shall be made to each customer receiving a necessary or requested service, such as the "shutting off" or "turning on" of water service or other special services not provided for elsewhere in the Schedules or the Rules and Regulations except for water service repairs requested by the Commission. In the case where the "shutting off" is requested because there is no operable shut off value serving the dwelling, an isolation valve must be installed.


NOTICES TO PLUMBING CONTRACTORS
Town of Bridgewater Water Distribution System

1 April 2010 - RESIDENTIAL BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES

As of 1 April 2010, the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater will require dual check valve, in conjunction with thermal expansion tanks, as a minimum acceptable premise isolation backflow prevention device on all residential dwellings.

All backflow prevention devices must be selected and installed in accordance with the latest revision of CSA Standard B64.10-07 for the selection and installation and testing of backflow preventers (click here to download a list of CSA Approved Dual Check Valve Assemblies).

It should be noted this is the first of a Multiphase Backflow Prevention Program being implemented by the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater of Bridgewater.

The Public Service Commission of Bridgewater wants to bring this information to your attention to avoid any inconvenience.

If you have any questions concerning current or future phases of the Backflow Prevention Program, please contact Larry Hood, Civil Engineering Technologist at (902) 541-4370.

 

01 June 2006 - WATER LATERAL INSTALLATION

As of 01 June 2006 the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater will no longer permit the use of couplings within the run of pipe from the curb stop to the main shut off within the dwelling on new installations, unless the length exceeds 20 meters. Previously adapter fittings were used by contractors to make a transition from ¾” diameter copper pipe to 1” diameter poly pipe near the existing curb stop. Therefore if a contractor encounters a ¾” diameter copper lateral at the curb stop, then ¾” copper pipe shall be continued into the dwelling.

Exceptions:

  • If unapproved pipe is located at the curb stop ( ¾” poly, 5/8” poly, etc ) then AWWA approved couplings would be permitted to make a transition to either ¾” diameter copper pipe or 1” diameter poly pipe.
  • Repairs to existing water laterals ( private ) would still be permitted with AWWA approved fittings

The Public Service Commission of Bridgewater wants to bring this information to your attention to avoid any inconvenience, we will assist contractors in determining lateral pipe types for pricing purposes where possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Graham F. Hopkins, Chief Building Official at 902-541-4370.