Some areas of the Halifax region were recently impacted by significantly low water levels. This was particularly acute in the communities of Eastern Shore and Prospect.
From Sept. 28 through Oct 15, 2018 the municipality initiated a program to ensure residents with dry wells had drinking water and access to facilities for showering on an urgent basis.
As of Oct. 16, 2018 the municipality suspended the program.
The increased amount of rain in recent days and the rise in well water levels has gone a long way toward alleviating the water shortage issues. The municipality will re-open distribution locations if well water levels do not continue to rise to a safe level for residents.
Residents on wells who experience water shortage issues are encouraged to contact 311 so the municipality can better assess the status of affected areas and provide assistance as needed.