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..


Unlike public water, which is regularly tested to ensure the water is safe to drink, individuals or families using a private water supply are responsible for testing for contamination.

If test results indicate that bacterial contamination is occurring, shock chlorination (or disinfection) is the most widely suggested method for initial treatment. Shock chlorination is the one-time introduction of a strong chlorine solution into all the water lines in your home.

Shock chlorination (disinfection) is recommended:

when lab results indicate presence of bacteria.

upon completion of a new well or after pump replacement or repair.

when the distribution system is opened for repairs or maintenance.

following contamination by flood water.

to control iron and sulfur bacteria.

Shock chlorination (disinfection) is recommended in these circumstances to ensure that bacterial contamination is controlled..

We provide water testing– as one of our longstanding services.

Contact us for any inquiries, including estimates and expert advice.

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