The Town of Shelburne provides quality drinking water to many residents, businesses and institutions of the Town and of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne. Through the Public Works & Infrastructure Department, the Town is involved in every step – supply, treatment, distribution, repairs and monitoring – to provide safe water for Town and Municipal residents, businesses and institutions.

The Town of Shelburne’s commitment to providing safe and clean drinking water relies on the skills of trained and dedicated staff along with ongoing collection and testing of numerous water samples throughout the treatment and distribution system.

Water Rates - Effective April 1, 2018.

Base ChargesQuarterly
Unmetered (based on 68 cubic meters per quarter) $276.08
Size of Meter  
5/8" $105.89
3/4" $156.20
1" $256.82
1.5" $508.38
2" $810.24
3" $1,615.21
4" $2,520.80
6" $5,036.33
8" $9,061.17

Bulk Water

$8.32 per meter3   (minimum charge $50)

Consumption Rate

$2.50 per cubic meter

Minimum Bill

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge.

Connecting to the Water Utility

Connection Fee

The Utility shall charge a $100.00 fee for the creation of a water account, notwithstanding the fact that no physical disconnection of the system may have occurred.

New Connections Policy

pdf Water Distribution Policy (512 KB)


Whenever a customer request that the water be turned off from any premises for an extended period of time, a charge of $50 shall be made for turning off the water, and no additional charge shall be made for turning it on again when this is requested unless such request is after regular working hours of the Utility when a fee of $200.00 shall apply.

For additional information on water-hook ups, rates, etc, please contact:

Jill Webb
(902) 875-2991 ext. 1

Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Town of Shelburne Wastewater Treatment Plant is located at 9 Rose Island Lane just off the Sandy Point Road. The facility employs a technical operator who ensures that the proper treatment of waste and wastewater through the plant and its 12 sewage pump stations is done according to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment

Owners of residential properties and businesses are encouraged to review the by-law as strict limits are included for certain substances which are considered detrimental to the operation of a wastewater collection and treatment plant.

If you require sewer services to an undeveloped lot or property in the Town of Shelburne, please contact Interim CAO Ken Smith at 902-875-2991 Ext. 5 or for information. An application is required before obtaining any services.

To report line breaks, backup problems and any other sewer problems, please contact the Public Works & Infrastructure Department

Note: a plumber must be called to confirm the obstruction is not on private property for the Town to respond to a sewer block