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..


In the language of water wells, “recovery” means the rate at which the water flows.

If you’re selling or buying a house with a well and don’t have current information about the well’s static level and recovery rate, we can help. Using an electronic sensor, we can tell you how much water you have in reservoir. Then, following a pump-down test, we can create a chart of how quickly your well recovers.

Some wells have a low recovery rate to begin with. And over time, some wells can become slow to recover. Our flow test can help determine if you need to drill a new well, deepen your existing well, or proceed with a remedial process like hydrofracking.

At the end of our recovery testing, we provide a report that gives you the following information:

  • Well static level
  • Pump depth (to 300’)
  • Well static reservoir
  • Start/finish pump down rate
  • Meet CMHC standard – yes/no
  • Measured recovery rate
  • Recovery chart & written report

The Water Shed can test your water

With 40 Years experience we can help you with all your water needs. 

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