Dry Wells and Water Shortage

The Cumberland Region, along with many parts of Nova Scotia and the Maritimes, has experienced very little rainfall over the past two months. This has resulted in low water for many residents who get their water from wells.

In an effort to determine the scope and areas hardest hit, residents are asked to fill out the information in this document.  This will help us understand the extent of water shortage and determine available options.

Click READ MORE for information on public water faucets across the Cumberland Region where residents are able to fill drinkable water containers. Information on large water deliver service is also noted.

Water is available at public faucet at the following locations:

Town of Amherst
Amherst Fire Department, South Albion St., Amherst.

Town of Oxford
Oxford Ball Field, Water St.

Municipality of Cumberland
o Nappan, at Harrisons Hardware on MacDonald Rd and Hwy 2.
o Maccan, at Trider Road and Highway 302.
o Parrsboro, at the old Town Hall building across from Irving, between the entrance ramp and the hall


Water delivery service for potable water – Jim Baker – 902-694-0048

Water Conservation tips and techniques at