On January 24, 2022, the French River Watershed was designated as a Protected Water Area pursuant to Section 106 of the Nova Scotia Environment Act.  The Municipality of Colchester requested this designation from the province as a way to protect water quality in the watershed, which serves as the main supply for the Tatamagouche Water Utility. There are new regulations which apply to certain activities within the watershed such as farming, mining, mineral exploration, waste disposal, sediment control and quarries.  

To read the regulations in detail, or to view the designation and area boundary, please follow the links below:

 The Tatamagouche Water Utility is responsible for enforcing these new regulations and members of the public are encouraged to report any activities of concern within the watershed to the Colchester Public Works Office at 902-897-3175 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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