Water Services

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Water is at the heart of all life, especially for a town on the edge of the sea. The history of Yarmouth’s water utility dates back to 1879 with the creation of the Yarmouth Water Company. To learn more about the water utility, including its history and the Lake George Watershed, check out our Water Utility page. On this page, we'll cover the utility's services and regulations.

Water and Sewer

To keep our wastewater collection running smoothly, it's essential that cooking fat, grease, prescription drugs, diapers, rags, and other damaging materials don't make it into the sewer system. Learn more on our Water & Sewer page

 

If you have an after hours non-emergency, for example...water entering your basement, contact the Yarmouth Fire Department Dispatch Service at 902-742-3147, and your information will be directed to the appropriate department.

 

Requesting Water Service

To connect to the town’s water service, you’ll need to sign a contract with the Yarmouth Water Utility (available in the PDF section below) and pay a $50 connection fee. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Yarmouth Water Utility:

400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS
B5A 1G2
Phone: (902) 742-2521
Fax: (902) 742-6244
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Final Readings

Moving to another residence? Be sure to request a final reading on your water service! You can contact:

Joelle d'Entremont, Yarmouth Water Utility Billing
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS
B5A 1G2
Phone: (902) 742-2521 ext. 226
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Water Rates

Water Rates (Effective April 1, 2017)

Meter SizeQuarterly Base Charge
5/8" $53.71
3/4" $78.80
1" $128.97
1 1/2" $254.39
2" $404.91
3" $806.27
4" $1257.80
6" $2512.06
8" $4518.88
   

Consumption Rate: $6.16 (per 1000 Imp. Gallons)

Sewer Rates (Effective Apr 1, 2017):

Meter SizeQuarterly Base Rate
5/8" $36.51
3/4" $54.77
1" $91.29
1 1/2" $182.57
2" $292.11
3" $584.23
4" $912.85
6" $1,825.70
8" $3,286.27
   

Effluent Rate:  $4.617/1000 imp. gallons

Water Regulations

Yarmouth’s water regulations are designed to make sure that everyone gets fair and proper access to the water utility, and to prevent abuse of the system. They include clear guidelines and standards for you to follow. You can get a downloadable copy of the regulations below.

document Water Service App Contract Form (246 KB)

pdf Lake George Protected Water Area Designation and Regulations (1.77 MB)

pdf Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board Schedule of Rates and Charges (1.17 MB)  (April 1, 2017)

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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