Dares Lake Watershed Protection

In 1972, 518 acres of land surrounding the Town’s water supply at Dares Lake were designated a protected watershed area. Provincial Regulations protect the Town’s water supply from commercial, residential and recreational activities that could have a negative impact on Dares Lake water quality. The Town is also developing a Source Water Protection Management Plan to provide additional protection measures for the Dares Lake watershed.

pdf Dares Lake Watershed Map (628 KB)

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Water Conservation Tips

Reducing water usage is good practice, particularly during the summer months when climate change is making Nova Scotia hotter and drier. Some helpful tips for reducing water usage:

  • Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes
  • Shorten your showers and turn off the tap when you don’t need it when brushing your teeth, shaving, etc.
  • Water your garden early in the morning or in the evening to prevent evaporation.
  • Sweep driveways and walkways instead of using water to clean.
  • Turn off your hose when washing your car. Turn the hose on to rinse only.
  • Allow your lawn to go dormant (brown) during drier periods. It will recover after a good rainfall.

If you need additional details on the above, please contact Public Works at 902-634-8992.

For more water conservation tips, visit the links below.

Water Conservation Links