Nova Scotia’s environment minister is asking citizens to think about their water use and water sources this week.
Canada Water Week, March 17 to 22, focuses on the importance of the watershed and Randy Delorey is encouraging Nova Scotians to remember items that enter lakes and rivers can end up in the Atlantic Ocean and can affect water quality and animal habitats.
"Pollution in one water source affects the safety and supply of clean water for all of us," Delorey said March 17. Pollution can be reported to local environment offices.
"We all have a role to play in protecting and conserving our water resources,” Delorey added.
For more on protecting watersheds and reducing consumption, visit the department's website.