Source Water Protection Advisory Committee

The Delivery of safe water to consumers is the top priority for Water Utilities. The approach to achieve this in Nova Scotia and in many areas throughout the world is the Multiple-Barrier Approach. This is a series of steps taken by the water supplier which together provide multiple layers of protection to ensure that safe water is delivered to the consumer.

In Nova Scotia the barriers outlined in the Province’s Drinking Water Strategy are as follows:

  1. Keeping it Clean - by insuring that the water source is protected from contamination
  2. Making it Safe - by providing the required treatment
  3. Proving it Safe - through continuous testing and monitoring

The Town of Wolfville Water Utility (Utility) has a complete program of water treatment, testing and monitoring in full compliance with all regulations to provide a finished product which meets or exceeds the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality as published by Health Canada.

To complete the multiple-barriers of protection the Utility adopt a Source Water (wellhead) Protection Plan to ensure the source water remains clean.

Guided by the Source Water Protection Plan, the objective of the Source Water Protection Advisory Committee is to provide the Water Utility with advice that will attempt to satisfy the water quality and quantity concerns of all stakeholders; about the sources of contamination in the source water supply area; about the management options available, and about the success of the protection plan.


Oonagh Proudfoot, Deputy Mayor (Chair)
Wendy Elliott, Councillor
Jennifer Kershaw, member at-large
John Brzustowski, member at-large

Wendy Donovan, Mayor
Peter Allen, Councillor, Kings County representative
Marcel Falkenham, Acadia University representative
Shane Warner, member at-large for the County of Kings

Kevin Kerr, Director, Public Works
Devin Lake, Director Planning & Development, Wolfville
Planning Staff, County of Kings
Dawn MacNeill, Nova Scotia Dept of Environment
TBD, Consultant

Committee Reference Material

  Policy 910-001 Source Water Protection Advisory Committee  

Source Water Protection Advisory Meeting Documents 

Meeting Date  Agenda  Minutes 
2021-04-14 View View
2021-01-13 View View
2019-10-16 View View
2019-04-17 View View
2019-02-20  View  View

2018 Source Water Protection Advisory Meeting Documents

Meeting DateAgendaMinutesRecording
2018-04-19 No Quorum    

2017 Source Water Protection Advisory Meeting Documents

Meeting DateAgendaMinutes
2017-07-27 View  

2016 Source Water Protection Advisory Meeting Documents

Meeting DateAgendaMinutes
October 6 No Quorum
March 2 View  
January 25 View View