Water Utility

Contact Information

 Contact No.
Environmental Emergencies  
Nova Scotia Environment 1-800-565-1633
Emergency Dispatch 9-1-1
Nova Scotia Environment – Head Office (902) 424-3600
Municipal Contacts  
Town of Pictou – Ian MacIsaac, Superintendent of Public Works (902) 485-4372
Town of Pictou – Billings (902) 485-4372

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Approved Water Rates for the Town of Pictou - Effective October 1, 2021


The rates set out below are the rates approved by the Board for water and water services when payment is made within 30 days from the date rendered as shown on the bill.

When payment is made after 30 days from the date rendered as shown on the bill, the rates will include interest charges of 1.5 % per month, or part thereof.

Each bill shall show the amount payable within 30 days from the date rendered as shown on the bill.

Rates - Base Charges Quarterly

Unmetered $190.44
(assuming 272 cubic meters per year)

Size of Meter

  • 5/8" - $71.96
  • 3/4" - $106.96
  • 1" - $176.95
  • 1.5" - $351.92
  • 2" - $561.88
  • 3" - $1,121.79
  • 4" - $1,751.69
  • 6" - $3,501.41

Consumption Rate (per cubic meter)

$ 1.74 per Cubic Meter

Minimum Bill

The minimum bill shall be the Base Charge

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board - Public Hearing Notice, July 6, 2021

The Town of Pictou, on behalf of its Water Utility, has applied for approval of amendments to its Schedule of Rates and Charges for Water and Water Services and amendments to its Schedule of Rules and Regulations.

This matter will be considered in a public hearing as follows:

The hearing starts: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
10:30 a.m.
Town of Pictou Council Chambers
71 Front Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia
Depending on the circumstances related to COVID-19, this public hearing may be held by GoToWebinar video conferencing.

  pdf Download Full Details of Public Hearing (103 KB)

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Are you having issues with low water pressure? One of the first things to check for is sediment in your water faucet aerator.

Winter 2018 Update

Water Treatment Plant and Pressure Zones

Construction has started on the water treatment plant. This winter the plant walls, roof and interior work will be carried out. In the spring, pipework associated with the treatment plant and pressure zones will commence. The project is on schedule to be completed in the Fall of 2018. During construction, residents are asked to avoid areas of work. Heavy equipment will be coming and going from the construction site and we want everyone to be safe.