September 28, 2018 / For Immediate Release

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Commencing on Friday, September 28, 2018, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be providing water for drinking and cooking to municipal residents. This will be done through a coupon system and in partnership with local retailers. Municipal residents can pick up coupons at the Municipal Office at 210 Aberdeen Road and exchange them at various retail locations for water.  

The program will provide with 4L of bottled water per person per day up to a maximum of four 4L jugs per day per household. Only households experiencing a clean water shortage are eligible to receive the coupons.

Coupons are good for a one-week period (Monday to Sunday) and will expire each Sunday for as long as the program is running. After expiration, new coupons can be picked up on a daily, weekly or as-needed basis. Each coupon can be exchanged at select retailers within the Municipality for one 4L jug of water (no substitutes).

As of September 28, 2018 the locations in which the coupons can be used are:  

  • Sam’s No Frills, Bridgewater
  • Francis’ Your Independent Grocer, Lunenburg
  • Nick’s Your Independent Grocer, Mahone Bay
  • New Germany Freshmart
  • The Hubbard’s Independent
  • Chester Independent
  • Chester Foodland
  • Chester Basin Gas and Grocery

This program will be re-evaluated weekly.

A dry well survey has been created. The answers to this survey will help emergency management officials determine the extent and severity of the dry weather. They can also determine if there are certain areas which require more assistance than others, and can give consideration to helping those areas more directly. This information can also be useful if we have another drought situation in the future, as we can determine which areas are likely to be impacted first.  The survey can be completed at the Municipal Office, or you can click here  for a PDF version, or click here for a Word version.  If you complete the survey online, please email it to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater, NS  B4V 4G8.

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Media contact:

Sarah Kucharski
Communications Officer
(902) 541-1328
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