What Are We Proposing?
The City of Saskatoon is developing methods to protect groundwater and groundwater users within its jurisdiction. City Administration intends to put forward a proposal to:
- Regulate or prohibit private groundwater wells for domestic purposes within City limits through a bylaw, and
- Encourage or require the decommissioning of non-active groundwater wells on City and private properties within City limits.
From July – September 2021, we will be engaging the identified stakeholders on the various components of groundwater protection in Saskatoon. Engagement feedback, along with best practice research and budgeting considerations, will be provided to City Council for their consideration.
Who Do We Want to Hear From?
We are looking for feedback from the following stakeholder groups:
- Consultants that design wells for monitoring or pumping of groundwater
- Drillers and well installers
- Land developers
- Subject matter experts
How Can You Give Us Your Feedback?
Identified stakeholders are invited to provide your feedback and questions through numerous engagement activities, including surveys and virtual workshops. Please visit this page for future public engagement opportunities or use the following methods to reach out to the project team: