Halifax Water provides compliance monitoring of the drinking water and wastewater systems operated by Halifax Water.
Samples are collected weekly from:
- 17 sites in the Halifax drinking water system
- 10 sites in the Bedford-Sackville system
- 24 sites in the Dartmouth drinking water system
- and 16 additional sites in smaller community water systems.
Treated effluent is also sampled from the 15 sewage treatment plants owned and operated by Halifax Water, as well as from 3 additional sewage treatment facilities operated by Halifax Water but owned by other agencies.
All samples are analyzed by certified laboratories external to Halifax Water. Results are compared to the requirements of the provincial operating Approvals for each facility issued by NS Environment, and reported to NS Environment. Wastewater results are also reported to Environment Canada under the federal Wastewater System Effluent Regulations.