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    SaskWater Announces Two Year Rate Adjustment

    January 18, 2017

    Today, SaskWater announced a two year rate adjustment for customers receiving potable and non-potable water. Rate adjustments vary by system and will take effect in May 2017 and May 2018.

    Approximately 77 per cent of the 48,000 Saskatchewan residents affected by this adjustment are in the Saskatoon area. SaskWater buys potable water directly from the City of Saskatoon to serve these customers. Last month the City approved a 9.5 per cent increase for 2017 and a 9.25 per cent increase for 2018. SaskWater customers around Saskatoon will receive the same increases.

    SaskWater also buys potable water directly from the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant to supply customers in that area. The rate charged to SaskWater is increasing by seven per cent and SaskWater customers in the Buffalo Pound area will receive the same increase.

    All other affected customers will see increases ranging from two per cent to 4.5 per cent in order to keep pace with rising operating costs and infrastructure management.

    “SaskWater is dedicated to ensuring its customers receive safe, reliable and sustainable water services,” SaskWater President Doug Matthies said. “The corporation works hard to manage its costs as good water quality is fundamental.”

    SaskWater supplies service to its municipal customers 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 $7.32 per month in 2017 and $7.53 per month in 2018.

    Written notification will be sent to each customer advising them of their specific adjustment.

    Backgrounder

    SaskWater municipal customers affected by the 2017-2018 two year rate adjustment include:

    Community

    Line of Business

    Service Area

    Rate Increase 2017

    Rate Increase 2018

    Town of Aberdeen

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Town of Allan

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    RM of Blucher

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Village of Bradwell

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Village of Clavet

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    RM of Corman Park

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Town of Dalmeny

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Village of Elstow

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Town of Hague

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Village of Hepburn

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    City of Martensville

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Town of Osler

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    City of Warman

    Potable

    Saskatoon

    9.5%

    9.25%

    Village of Bethune

    Potable

    Buffalo Pound

    7%

    7%

    Village of Disley

    Potable

    Buffalo Pound

    7%

    7%

    Village of Marquis

    Potable

    Buffalo Pound

    7%

    7%

    Village of Tuxford

    Potable

    Buffalo Pound

    7%

    7%

    Town of Gravelbourg

    Potable

    Gravelbourg

    4.5%

    4.5%

    Town of Cupar

    Potable

    Cupar

    4.5%

    4.5%

    Town of White City

    Potable

    Qu’Appelle

    4%

    4%

    Village of Vanscoy

    Non-potable

    Saskatoon

    2%

    2%

    RM of Vanscoy

    Non-potable

    Saskatoon

    2%

    2%

    RM of Dundurn

    Non-potable

    SSEWS

    2%

    2%

    Hamlet of Guernsey

    Non-potable

    SSEWS

    2%

    2%

    RM of Colonsay

    Non-potable

    SSEWS

    2%

    2%

    Town of Lanigan

    Non-potable

    SSEWS

    2%

    2%

    Resort Village of Shields

    Non-potable

    SSEWS

    2%

    2%

    RM of Rosedale

    Non-potable

    SSEWS

    2%

    2%

    Village of Viscount

    Non-potable

    SSEWS

    2%

    2%

    Village of Riverhurst

    Non-potable

    Elbow

    2%

    2%

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    For more information, please contact:

    Courtney Mihalicz

    Manager, Corporate Communications

    SaskWater

    694-3940 

    courtney.mihalicz@saskwater.com

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