WELLINGTON: A local water supply has been ranked as having the best tasting water.
At the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association annual conference, held Oct. 6-8 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront hotel, the water at the Collins Park water supply plant in Wellington was chosen among the 10 entries as tops in the “Best of the Best Water Taste Test.”
The water supply for Collins Park is Lake Fletcher. The lake is part of the Shubenacadie River Watershed “corridor”, which includes the following: Lake Charles; Lake William; Lake Thomas; Grand Lake; and Shubenacadie River.
Collins Park was developed in the early 1970s using on-site water and sewage services. Elevated arsenic concentrations were found in a considerable number of drilled wells in the late middle to late 1970’s, and in 1984/85 the Municipality of the County of Halifax constructed a water treatment and distribution systems to service the area.
Although developed to service the “Collins Park Subdivision”, the water distribution system also services a section of the adjacent Kendalmark Estates subdivision in Wellington.