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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:

Keeping it Clean - by ensuring that the water source is protected from contamination

Making it Safe - by providing the required treatment

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 that provides a finished product that meets or exceeds the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality as published by Health Canada.

To complete the multiple barriers of protection the Utility adopted 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.

Members:

Name
Appointed
Expiry

Mayor Wendy Donovan

N/A

N/A

Deputy Mayor Wendy Elliott 

2022-12

2024-10

Councillor Ian Palmeter (Chair)

2023-01

2024-10

Howard Williams

2023-12

2026-12

Meghan Swanburg

2022-01

2025-12

Councillor Peter Allen (Municipality of County of Kings)   

N/A

N/A

Marcel Falkenham (Acadia University) 

N/A

N/A

Shane Warner (member at large – County of Kings)  

N/A

N/A

Ex-Officio & Non-Voting Members

  • Town of Wolfville, Director of Engineering & Public Works
  • Town of Wolfville, Water System Operator
  • Planning Staff, Kings County
  • Nova Scotia Department of Environment & Labour representative
  • Colin Walker, Hydrogeologist CBCL
  • Outside Resources as needed, NSDTIR, NS Agriculture

 

7 Results
2023-05-10 Source Water Protection Advisory
Date:
February 22, 2024
Type:
Committee Meeting Records
Categories:
Title:
2023-05-10 SWPA Committee Meeting Agenda
Date:
Extension:
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Title:
2023-05-10 Source Water Protection Advisory Committee_Minutes Approved
Date:
Extension:
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2023-02-08 Source Water Protection Advisory
Date:
February 22, 2024
Type:
Committee Meeting Records
Categories:
Title:
2023-02-08 SWPA Committee Meeting Agenda (2)
Date:
Extension:
pdf
Title:
2023-02-08 Source Water Protection Advisory Committee_ Minutes Feb _approved
Date:
Extension:
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2022-11-21 Source Water Protection Advisory
Date:
February 22, 2024
Type:
Committee Meeting Records
Categories:
Title:
2022-11-21 SWPA Committee Meeting Agenda
Date:
Extension:
pdf
Title:
2022-11-21 Source Water Protection Advisory Committee_ Minutes Nov
Date:
Extension:
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2021-01-13 Source Water Protection Advisory
Date:
February 22, 2024
Type:
Committee Meeting Records
Categories:
Title:
2021-01-13_Source Water Protection Agenda
Date:
Extension:
pdf
Title:
2021-01-13_Source Water Protection Advisory Committee_Minutes
Date:
Extension:
pdf
2019-10-16 Source Water Protection Advisory
Date:
February 22, 2024
Type:
Committee Meeting Records
Categories:
Title:
2019-10-16 Agenda_SWPA. October
Date:
Extension:
pdf
Title:
2019-10-16_Source Water Protection Advisory Committee_Minutes
Date:
Extension:
pdf