Potable Water Supply
In 2016-17, SaskWater delivered 7.1 billion litres of high quality drinking water.
SaskWater's potable water supply business refers to the delivery of water that is suitable for human consumption in accordance with applicable regulations. Municipalities represent the largest consumers of potable water. SaskWater also delivers potable water to rural pipeline groups and businesses.
The majority of SaskWater's city and municipal customers own and operate their local water distribution systems and manage the relationship with their residents. SaskWater provides wholesale potable water delivery service to the community, who then delivers the service to its residents.
SaskWater's mandate enables the corporation to purchase and operate municipal water infrastructure or to construct new water supply and water treatment systems. SaskWater currently owns and operates stand-alone systems in White City, Pierceland, Edenwold, Gravelbourg and Cupar.
For some rural communities, regional water supply systems are the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions to their potable water needs.
SaskWater owns and operates the Wakaw-Humboldt, Codette Lake, Elbow and Melville regional potable water systems. These systems consist of a single water treatment plant that produces and distributes potable water to surrounding communities through a pipeline network. Water treatment plants for these four regional systems are located in Wakaw, Melfort, Elbow and Melville. Together these systems supply potable water to 19 communities and several rural pipeline groups.
SaskWater also owns and operates two regional potable water systems where the water is purchased from other suppliers. SaskWater purchases potable water from the City of Saskatoon and delivers it to surrounding communities, industries and other commercial businesses and pipeline groups through an extensive pipeline network. SaskWater also purchases potable water from the Buffalo Pound Water Administration Board and the City of Regina, sourced from the Buffalo Pound Treatment Plant, and delivers it to surrounding communities and industries.
The Dundurn Rural Water Utility is proud to work in cooperation with SaskWater. SaskWater's service is exceptional, and they are very supportive in both administration and operations of our Utility. I would wholeheartedly recommend SaskWater, their team and their services to anyone. Thank you, SaskWater, for your part in making Dundurn Rural Water Utility the biggest rural water utility in the province. - Rosalind L. Arndt, Administrator Dundurn Rural Water Utility