Water & Wastewater
The City of Saskatoon is embarking on the 2017 Water Main, Sanitary Lining and Lead Water Pipe Replacement Initiative, a large-scale water and wastewater rehabilitation project.
Saskatoon has one the safest water supplies in North America. We take pride in the quality of our water supply, and are committed to ensuring all precautions are taken to keep our citizens safe when work or construction is occurring on the water supply system.
Storm water is collected via storm drains, located at the curbs of roads, and then moved via a piping system to large mainline pipes. Eventually the storm water flows into the South Saskatchewan River.
Every time you flush the toilet, take a shower or wash the dishes, you send wastewater down the drain to an underground network of pipes. These pipes, through gravity and a series of pumping stations, carry the wastewater to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The City of Saskatoon provides water and sewer services to approximately 72,000 water meters with approximately 1,000 new meters added each year.
When you regularly read your own water meter, you can keep your account current and accurate in between readings done by our City of Saskatoon meter readers.
Water main breaks generally result from corrosion, ground movement, expansion and contraction of the water main pipe when weather changes.
The rates for this service are designed to fund all of the Water & Wastewater costs related to operations and capital projects regarding water quality, city growth, and regulatory requirements.
The City of Saskatoon Sewer Use Bylaw No. 9466 regulates the use of the public sewage works and provides for the levying and collection of a charge for the use of the public sewage works.
Property owners proposing to install a private access across a road ditch are required to obtain approval of a culvert plan through the crossing permit application process.
To help prevent frozen pipes at your home, we recommend making sure the pipes are well-insulated, including the portion at the outside walls of your home.
A significant amount of energy is required to treat, distribute, and manage our water and our wastewater. By reducing your water consumption, you help conserve energy use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help ease the burden on our water and wastewater treatment plants and distribution systems.