Halifax Water is a proud steward of the water cycle, providing clean water to customers, and safely conveying it back to the source.
For decades we have been focused on improving our operations so we can continue to manage our region’s water cycle in a financially and environmentally responsible manner. As a result of everyone’s hard work, we have grown into a world-class utility with an incredible story.
Halifax Water is a municipally-owned utility that operates on a cost of service basis.
What We Do
Halifax Water is the municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater utility serving the residents of the Halifax region.
Board of Commissioners
The Halifax Water Board of Commissioners includes four members of Halifax Regional Council appointed by Council, three residents of Halifax municipality who are appointed by Council and the Chief Administrative Officer of Halifax municipality or a Halifax municipal employee appointed by the CAO. The Board meets once every quarter, usually the last Thursday of that month.
History of Halifax Water
We exist to provide essential water, wastewater and stormwater services to our customers and to protect our natural environment for the betterment of Halifax municipality. We take this responsibility seriously and are driven to meet or exceed industry best practice.
Publications & Reports
Halifax Water is required to establish uniform and consistent reporting and accounting policies and procedures, as are all regulated water utilities in Nova Scotia, as prescribed by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. All of Halifax Water publications and reports will open as a PDF document.
Halifax Water Regulations
Regulatory compliance applies to both the public's use of Halifax Water's, wastewater and stormwater systems as well as Halifax Water's operation and maintenance of these systems. This includes contractors, developers and businesses.
Violations of regulatory compliance regulations often result in legal punishment, including federal fines.