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 9 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.

Come Visit Our Show Room

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

Let The Water Shed Test Your Water

The Water Shed not only supplies equipment, but we also provide water testing and consultations. By testing for iron, manganese, hardness, arsenic, pH, and TDS (total dissolved solids), we’re here to ensure that your water is healthy and clean for your family or business.

Our thorough on-site testing and evaluations can help make your water better.
Homeowners with private water wells are responsible for their protection, including regular testing of the well water. Well water should be tested at a provincially licensed laboratory, based on a schedule determined by Nova Scotia Environment. For example, tests for bacteria should be taken every 6 months and testing for chemicals should be conducted every 2 years. You should test your water even more frequently if you detect any changes in the taste, smell or colour of your drinking water.


Nova Scotia Department of Environment does a great job at keeping an eye on all public water supplies and requires regular microbiology and chemical testing.
E.Coli or Fecal bacteria is something that we come across way more often than we want to. It is an invisible poison that is undetectable to the human eye. It could be caused by decaying vegetation, vermin or even septic leaching.
Regular testing will determine a positive test but it’s not practical or cost effective to test your water daily to make sure that you have no contamination.
UV technology is a safe, environmentally friendly alternative to primary disinfection, free of harmful by-products that come with chemical disinfectants. Although chlorine can be used to combat certain bacteria in water, it does not have the power to effectively treat the more harmful bacteria sometimes found in water. In addition, ultraviolet technology destroys waterborne contaminants that chemicals leave behind.

Get Your Water Tested Today!

If your test results confirm there is contamination, The Water Shed can advise on a treatment solution to improve the quality and safety of your drinking water.

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