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Springhill Water Utility Customers - Water Conservation Advisory

The prolonged hot, dry weather has resulted in low water levels in Leamington Brook, which supplies the Springhill Water Utility.

In order to conserve water, the Springhill Water Utility is instituting mandatory water conservation restrictions for all residents and businesses supplied by the Springhill Water Utility, until further notice.

The water conservation measures include:

  • No lawn, garden, plant watering or other outside water usage
  • No car/RV or other vehicle washing at home.
  • Commercial car washes remain available for the time being. 

Other measures residents can do to help conserve water include:

  • Repair leaking plumbing fixtures
  • Take shorter showers
  • Install low flow shower heads and appliances
  • Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
  • Turn off the water while brushing teeth 

These water restrictions are being implemented to maintain essential water service for all customers and protect the Leamington Brook watershed. Conserving water will help avoid a potentially serious situation involving boil water orders or future water outages.

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.

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Public Hearings September 9, 2020

The Municipality of Cumberland will be holding Public Hearings on the following topics:

  • Public Sewer By-Law
  • Local Improvement By-Law

Date of Public Hearings: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearings are open to the public and ensure residents have an opportunity to provide Council their comments and concerns regarding the by-laws. During the COVID-19 pandemic Council is holding virtual meetings.

For methods on how to particpate please read more

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Natal Day Hours 2020

In recognition of Natal Day, Service Centres be observing holiday time on Monday, August 3, 2020. 

Service Centres will reopen, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at current business operating hours.

For emergencies with public sewer, water or bylaw enforcement, during this time please call (902) 667-2358

Special Council Meeting

It was the consensus of Council to have the Shinimicas Department attend a Council Meeting in August 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to make a presentation to Council on the requirements for the proposed new fire hall and equipment

Municipality of Cumberland to go blue this weekend!!

The Municipality of Cumberland is participating in Operation Bluenose this weekend with light-ups planned around the municipality. Operation Bluenose, a three-night vigil, is planned for this weekend to recognize the strength of Nova Scotians and honour those we have lost this year.

Municipal locations which will be illuminated in blue include:

• E.D. Fullerton Building, Upper Nappan

• Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill

• Parrsboro Bandstand

• Wentworth Firehall

You can also take part by lighting up your own homes or businesses in blue. Images shared on social media can be included by using the hashtag #OperationBluenose.

We remind those going to check out or photograph the illuminated structures to please follow all Nova Scotia Government COVID-19 public health measures, guidelines, and restrictions.

For more information on Operation Bluenose, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/OperationBluenose/

Cliffs of Fundy Achieves UNESCO Global Geopark Designation

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, spanning the Fundy shore of Cumberland and Colchester counties from Apple River to Lower Truro, has officially been named a “UNESCO Global Geopark”. The prestigious designation was announced today at a meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris and is anticipated to be a catalyst for tourism growth in Nova Scotia.

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Final call for feedback on the former Parrsboro town hall

A report detailing the $800,000+ required repairs can be found at this link: https://cumberlandcounty.ns.ca/building-condition-assessment-for-4030-eastern-ave-parrsboro.html

To have your feedback on the fate building considered please:

email -  

or

mail - 1395 Blair Lake Rd Amherst, N.S. B4H 3Y4

DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK IS JULY 10th