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    SaskWater Celebrates 2016-17 With A Major New Municipal Customer

    July 17, 2017

    Leading the list of accomplishments for SaskWater in 2016-17, was establishing a partnership with the City of Melville to make them the fifth city in the province to be served by the Crown corporation. As part of the agreement, SaskWater will build a new water treatment plant and regional water supply system to serve the growing community and its surrounding area for years to come.

    SaskWater tabled its 2016-17 annual report in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly’s Clerks Office today. Your Partner in Water highlights successes throughout the year and delivers the corporation’s financial statements. SaskWater reported a net income of $6.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2017.

    “SaskWater’s top priority is the delivery of safe, reliable and sustainable water and wastewater services,” Minister responsible for SaskWater Scott Moe said. “This focus has resulted in a high level of customer satisfaction, which in turn is producing good financial results for the corporation and the people of the province.”

    Highlights of SaskWater’s activities in 2016-17 also included:

    • Paying a dividend of $1.6 million to the province.

    • Delivering 42.9 billion litres of potable and non-potable water.

    • Ensuring a safe, uninterrupted supply of water to customers in Melfort and area affected by the Husky oil spill.

    • Completing infrastructure upgrades and improvements at SaskWater’s water treatment plant in Wakaw to benefit the 12 communities served by the Wakaw-Humboldt regional system.

    • Recording a fourth consecutive increase in overall customer satisfaction with an 8.64 out of 10 result in the corporation’s biennial Customer Satisfaction Survey.

    SaskWater owns nine water treatment plants, three wastewater facilities, and 935 kilometres of pipeline. In addition, SaskWater owns and operates 140 kilometres of canal called the Saskatoon Southeast Water Supply system. This system is fed from Lake Diefenbaker and made possible by the Gardiner Dam, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

    SaskWater's annual report is available online at www.saskwater.com.

    Backgrounder

    SaskWater tables 2016-17 annual report

    The Saskatchewan Water Corporation (SaskWater) is Saskatchewan’s commercial Crown water utility, helping communities, First Nations and industry gain access to safe, reliable and sustainable water and wastewater services.

    SaskWater provides professional water and wastewater services to 62 communities, eight rural municipalities, 83 rural pipeline groups, 16 industrial and 242 commercial and end user customers. SaskWater’s services directly and indirectly reach approximately 80,000 people in Saskatchewan.

    The corporation owns nine water treatment plants, three wastewater facilities and 935 kilometres of pipeline. SaskWater also owns or leases 42 booster and pump stations.

    SaskWater owns and operates 140 kilometres of canal called the Saskatoon Southeast Water Supply (SSEWS) system. This system is fed from Lake Diefenbaker and made possible by the Gardiner Dam which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this month. The SSEWS supplies non-potable water to several communities and potash mines including, PCS Allan, PCS Lanigan, Mosaic Potash Colonsay and the proposed BHP Jansen mine.

    Lake Diefenbaker also feeds water to the South Saskatchewan River and Buffalo Pound Lake which SaskWater uses to supply the Mosaic Belle Plaine and K+S Bethune potash mines, the Yara Belle Plaine fertilizer plant as well as communities such as Wakaw, Humboldt, One Arrow First Nation, Marquis and Tuxford.

    SaskWater’s core lines of business are: potable water supply, non-potable water supply, wastewater treatment and management, certified operation and maintenance (COM), project management, water and wastewater training, remote monitoring, and leak detection audits.

    In 2016-17, SaskWater:

    • Delivered 7.1 billion litres of high quality drinking water

    • Delivered 35.8 billion litres of non-potable water

    • Received and treated 1.3 billion litres of wastewater

    Partnering with TransGas (a subsidiary of SaskEnergy), SaskWater uses a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to remotely monitor 53 SaskWater and customer owned facilities across the province 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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