Rural Municipalities in Saskatchewan are expressing opposition to the creation of the Canada Water Agency.
SARM president Ray Orb says councillors are concerned the water agency will add more bureaucracy and costs of municipal water projects.
“We’re interested in what the federal government thinks about overlapping jurisdictions, perhaps putting regulations in place, that could either hurt the province, or could hurt rural municipalities,” said Orb. “We don’t want that to happen.”
Orb believes there has been limited consultation on the proposed Canada Water Agency.
Economic Development Regina is hoping the new federal agency will be headquartered in Regina to oversee development of the Lake Diefenbaker irrigation project.