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.
The Water Treatment Plant collects and treats drinking water for distribution to Saskatoon and area.
The City of Saskatoon provides water and sewer services to approximately 72,000 water meters with approximately 1,000 new meters added each year.
Water Week marks the importance of water and the employees who make sure we have access to safe drinking water and properly dispose of wastewater.
Saskatoon’s water supply is virtually lead-free. The lead level content in the City’s drinking water when it enters the water distribution system is well-below the Health Canada allowable limit.
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.
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.
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.
Businesses that are reopening after several weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic may expect issues when they start using their water again. It is recommended to flush internal pipes to maintain water quality.