As provincial parks close this week for winter maintenance, new alternate shower facilities are open for residents whose wells have gone dry.
Provincial parks that have been providing access to potable water and showers during the water shortage will close at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. The closure prevents damage to the water supplies as the weather gets cooler.
Shower facilities are now open at the following municipal buildings:
— Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, Bridgewater
— Shelburne High School and Lockeport High School on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Potable water will continue to be available in the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, but starting Monday, Oct. 31, residents must call the municipal office to arrange for pick up Wednesday nights in Shelburne and Thursday nights in Lockeport.
Some facilities may stop providing access if use is low. People should call their local municipality for the latest information or check municipal websites through novascotia.ca/watershortage .