Halifax Water has seven automated bulk filling stations in the urban core of Halifax and one in Middle Musquodoboit. Bulk filling stations allow bulk water haulers to get potable water from the distribution system year round, 24 hours per day.
Bulk fill station locations
(Open the Halifax Water bulk fill station locations map in a new browser window.)
How to access bulk fill stations
To access bulk fill stations you or your company must:
1. Have a bulk water account with Halifax Water.
To set up a bulk water account you must fill out the Halifax Water Bulkwater Application and submit it, along with your payment, to Halifax Water:
Halifax Water’s Customer Care Centre
450 Cowie Hill Road, Halifax
Payments accepted: cash, cheque or debit
Processing time: 24 hours
Halifax Water’s Customer Care Centre:
PO Box 8388, RPO CSC
Payments accepted: cheque
Processing time: 10 – 14 business days
2. Pre-paid account balance.
There is no minimum or maximum amount that must be in your account, however, bulk water service is a prepaid service.
Pre-paid accounts can be established to pay by phone or email. For more information, please contact our Customer Care Centre at 902-H2O-WATR (902-426-9287).
3. Have an account number and PIN from Halifax Water.
During the account setup, you will be given an account number and PIN. This personalized number sequence must be entered on the pin pad at the bulk water fill station site in order to draw water. If you lose or forget your PIN, or if you would like to change your PIN, you will need to call the Halifax Water Customer Care Centre at 902-H2O-WATR (902-426-9287), Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
You must protect your PIN at all times, including deactivating PINs when employees leave your company. Halifax Water will not be liable for any transactions.
4. Pay a yearly permit fee.
Permits will be issued for a fee of $225 for the first vehicle and $150 for each vehicle thereafter. Permits are issued annually beginning April 1 and are good through to March 31. In order to get a permit, you must have your vehicles inspected every year.
5. Pass inspections to ensure your trucks are acceptable.
Vehicles must be brought to one of the Halifax Water’s offices for inspection. Arrange your inspections by contacting Halifax Water Customer Care Centre at least 24 hours in advance. Vehicle inspection locations are as follows:
- 455 Cowie Hill Road, Halifax
- 35 Neptune Crescent, Dartmouth
- 2 Park Avenue, Lower Sackville
Vehicle’s passing inspection will be issued decals that must be displayed on the vehicle at all times; preferably on the back bumper and two sides of the tank.
Accessing a fill station without a current inspection decal will constitute theft of service and will result in a fine as per Halifax Water’s Rules and Regulations (Schedule B, Item 10):
- 1st offence - $300.00
- 2nd offence - $750.00
- cam-lock adaptor
- rigid piping permanently attached to the vehicle
- an air gap twice the diameter of the pipe
- a shut off valve with a 2.5 inch NSZ1 thread (fire hose connection) for use within the Halifax Municipality and/or a 2 inch camlock coupling for use in Middle Musquodoboit
- tank must be designated for hauling water only and have a fixed air gap of 2X the pipe diameter
Contact Halifax Water for inspections or operational issues
To arrange for a vehicle inspection or if you encounter operational issues, please contact Halifax Water Customer Care Centre at 902.H20-WATR (420.9287)