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Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency to end bottled water service for impacted residents in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area, continues to offer access to water taps
In response to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change’s blue green algae advisory in Shubenacadie Grand Lake, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency has been providing bottled water to impacted residents since June 11.
The number of residents who have collected bottled water has significantly decreased over the past few days. As such, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency will stop handing out bottled water. The last opportunity to pick up bottled water will be tonight, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
- Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Station 42, 4132 #2 Highway, Wellington
• Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Station 43, 22 Lakeside Drive, Grand Lake
Residents will still be able to collect water at any time from the Wellington Station’s outside water taps with their own sanitized containers while the advisory is in place. Note: If uncertain about the cleanliness of a personal container, it is recommended to boil the water for two minutes.