The Village of Pugwash is a community of 750 fulltime residents, situated on the east side of the Pugwash Harbour. The Village did not have a central water supply system and the local groundwater was of poor quality.
The Municipality’s main objective was providing a safe, reliable source of potable water. The residents, businesses and institutions in and around Pugwash currently rely on individual wells to supply drinking water. Many of these wells are contaminated with dangerous metals, including arsenic, lead and uranium, as well as elevated levels of chloride, making the water unsafe to drink.