World Water Day
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2017, World Water Day takes on wastewater issues with the simple question: Why Waste Water?
In 2015-16 alone, SaskWater received and treated 1.3 billion L of wastewater.
Wastewater is generated by everything from domestic, industrial, commercial and agricultural activities, to surface runoff or stormwater.
At SaskWater, environmentally sustainable wastewater systems are a top priority. We have developed zero-discharge treatment plants and a woodlot irrigation pilot project that both reduce and reuse treated wastewater in Saskatchewan.
SaskWater knows that without safe, reliable water services, our communities and people cannot survive. Our goal is to help Saskatchewan's residents understand the true value of water as a part of our commitment to ensure that high quality water continues to flow today and well into the future.
SaskWater invites you to browse through our website's links to learn how you can make everyday a World Water Day celebration.
The UN's World Water Day Campaign
Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
Instead of wasting wastewater, we need to reduce and reuse it. In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots. In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation.
By exploiting this valuable resource, we will make the water cycle work better for every living thing. And we will help achieve United Nations targets to halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase water recycling and safe reuse at a global level.