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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, the Payment Centre, Customer Service & Collections counters located in the lobby of City Hall will open with a limited number of services, view what is available here. The lobby has been modified with the health, safety and well-being of employees and citizens as top priority. The remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Water Quality Characteristics

Typical Characteristic Reported As Tap Water Tap Limits River Water

A. Physical Characteristics

Color True CU 3 15 10
Conductivity at 25°C umhos/cm 488 none 491
pH   8.27 6.5 8.16
Temperature C 13.7 none 9.4
Turbidity NTU 0.1 1 (0.3) 3.1

B. Inorganic Constituents

Aluminum mg Al/L 0.013 0.1 0.056
Arsenic mg As/L 0.0004 0.010 0.0010
Barium mg Ba/L 0.054 1.0 0.084
Boron mg B/L 0.02 5.0 0.02
Cadmium mg Cd/L <0.00001 0.005 0.00002
Calcium mg Ca/L 43 none 46
M-Alkalinity mg CaCO3/L 142 500 167
P-Alkalinity mg CaCO3/L <1 none <1
Carbonate mg CO3/L <1 none <1
Bicarbonate mg HCO3/L 173 none 203
Total Hardness mg CaCO3/L 182 800 191
Chloride mg Cl/L 13 250 10
Chlorine Residual mg Cl2/L 2.01 3.0A NR*
Chromium mg Cr/L <0.0005 0.05 <0.0005
Copper mg Cu/L 0.0026 1.0 0.0014
Cynaide mg CN/L

<0.001

0.2

NR*

Fluoride mg F/L 0.63 1.5 0.14
Iron mg Fe/L 0.0052 0.3 0.0515
Lead mg Pb/L <0.0001 0.01 <0.0001
Magnesium mg Mg/L 19 200 19
Manganese mg Mn/L <0.0005 0.05 0.013
Mercury mg Hg/L <0.00001 0.001 <0.00001
Potassium mg K/L 3.1 none 3.0
Selenium mg Se/L 0.0005 0.01 NR*
Silver mg Ag/L <0.00005 none <0.00005
Sodium mg Na/L 26 200 27
Sulfate mg SO4/L 89 500 78
Uranium mg U/L 0.0012 0.02 0.0012
Zinc mg Zn/L 0.0030 5.0 0.0017

C. Nutrient Constituents

Ammonia mg N/L 0.86 none 0.04
Nitrate (& Nitrite) mg NO3/L 1.1 45 0.9
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen mg N/L 1.12 none 0.40
Soluble Ortho Phosphate mg P/L 0.01 none 0.01
Total Phosphate mg P/L <0.01 none <0.01

D. Organic Constituents

Biological Oxygen Demand   5 day mg /L NR* none <3
Dissolved Organic Carbon mg C/L 3.0 none 3.5
Total Dissolved Solids mg /L 367 1500 385
Total Suspended Solids mg /L <1 none 7
Volatile Suspended Solids mg /L <1 none 2

E. Microbiological

Chlorophyll-a mg /L NR* none 0.0022
Fecal Coliform CFU/100ml 0 0 54
Fecal Streptococcus CFU/100ml NR* 0 89
Heterotrophic Plate Count CFU/mL 0 500 388
Total Coliform CFU/100ml 0 0 241

F. Total Trihalomethanes

ug/L THM 41 100 NR*
G. Pesticide Scan, H. Organic Scan, I. Radiochemicals
Concentrations less than detection limits for all constituents tested or below the Provincial Permit To Operate limits.

A - As Chloramine
NR* - not required or not applicable by our Provincial Permit to Operate