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    SaskWater Announces Rate Adjustment

    February 05, 2015

    Today, SaskWater announced a two year rate adjustment for customers receiving potable and non-potable water.

    The rate adjustments for potable water customers will be 7% or 9% effective in May of 2015 and May 2016.  SaskWater is a wholesale supplier of water to communities who then distribute the water to their residents.  While individual communities will determine how they pass on the cost, SaskWater estimates the average impact to individual households receiving potable water will be an increase of $5.10 per month in 2015 and $5.45 per month in 2016.

    “This modest rate increase will assist SaskWater in addressing the costs associated with refurbishing aging infrastructure and expanding its systems to meet our growing population,” said Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation Scott Moe. “SaskWater customers have indicated they want safe and reliable water services, and today's announcement ensures we can continue to meet those expectations.”  

    This announcement impacts customers who do not already have rate adjustment mechanisms specified in their water supply agreements.  SaskWater estimates approximately 36,000 Saskatchewan residents will be impacted by this change, and will be sending written notifications to each customer advising them of their specific adjustment.

    Non-potable water customers will all receive 1% increases, except large industrial customers served from the Saskatoon South East Water Supply system who will receive 7% increases due to the significant and on-going refurbishment work being done to the canal system.

    SaskWater municipal customers affected by the 2015-2016 multi-year rate adjustment include:

    Cities:
    Martensville                             Warman

    Towns:
    Aberdeen                                Allan                            Dalmeny
    Hague                                     Lanigan                       Osler

    Villages:
    Bethune                                   Bradwell                      Clavet
    Disley                                      Elbow                          Elstow
    Hepburn                                  Marquis                       Riverhurst
    Tuxford                                   Vanscoy                      Viscount
    Resort Village of Shields

    Hamlets:
    Guernsey

    Rural Municipalities:
    Blucher                                    Colonsay                     Corman Park
    Dundurn                                  Rosedale                     Vanscoy

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    For more information, contact:
    Gayle Zimmerman
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    SaskWater
    (306) 694-3729
    gayle.zimmerman@saskwater.com

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