The Water Shed

The Water Shed was founded by Environmental Technologist Stephen A. Burke in 1980.

Celebrating 40 Years, bringing Nova Scotians Clean water

Consecutivley winning the Consumer Choice Award for 10 Years

The Water Shed is the only place in the Atlantic region that offers this unique mix of products and services. Nobody else in Atlantic Canada combines all this under one roof..

We’re Nova Scotia’s largest water testing and treatment company.

As one of our longstanding services, we offer water testing. In addition, we have a water analysis service to assist and reassure home sellers & buyers during real estate transactions

Well Drilling and Well Services

When it comes to well drilling, well assessments and well services, we are at the ready to help whether you need a brand new well, your well needs a repair, your pump needs to be replaced, or your existing well isn’t producing enough water and needs a boost.

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The Water Shed carries a wide range of top quality water softeners, water treatment systems, well pumps, and other products..


Chemical free water conditioners are generally used for iron, sulfur, and sediment removal. They do not use a filter mechanism but specific media.
Iron Removal

Iron in your water can leave stains on your dishes, laundry, sinks, and plumbing fixtures. At The Water Shed, we carry iron filters and conditioners to eliminate these problems.

Our filters use media called manganese greensand combined with potassium permanganate to wash away the oxidized iron. The filter requires some maintenance to ensure optimum efficiency.

Our water conditioner uses a media mixture in combination with an injection of air to oxidize the iron. Again, the oxidized iron is easily washed away.


Sediment Filters

Sediments can give water a cloudy look, making it unpleasant to drink and to use generally. Our water filter uses standard filtering medias including Filter Ag, sand, and mixed media. With the mixed media filter, various medias of different mesh sizes are used to trap sediment and filter out smaller particles. Thorough backwashes prevent the bed from channelling or locking-up, giving the filter a longer service life.

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Chemical free water conditioners are generally used for iron, sulfur, and sediment removal.

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