Alternate plans made to help Nova Scotians impacted by a water shortage

The province says alternate shower facilities are open for residents whose wells have gone dry in southwest Nova Scotia.

Provincial parks, which had been providing access to potable water and showers during the water shortage, will close at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The government says the park closures prevent damage to the water supplies as the weather gets cooler.

Shower facilities are now open at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater, as well as at Shelburne and Lockeport high schools 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 residents must call the municipal office to arrange for pick up in Shelburne and Lockeport beginning Monday.