Sask. Water Security Agency introduces 2023 Emergency Flood Damage Reduction program

Apr 5, 2023 | 9:13am

Half a million dollars has been set aside this year by the Water Security Agency to help rural residents avoid possible flooding in 2023. Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency says the emergency flood damage reduction program is available to communities, rural municipalities and rural residents. Boyle says the support is made on a […]

USask receives significant federal research funding

Jan 4, 2023 | 11:53am

  This past summer, the federal government awarded over a quarter of its funding for research infrastructure projects to the University of Saskatchewan. Vice President Research, Baljit Singh notes that there are around 97 universities in the country, so that’s a big piece of the pie. He says USask has an important role to play […]

Sask invests in safe rural water delivery

Dec 5, 2022 | 11:53am

  The Saskatchewan government is investing over 1.9 million dollars in 10 industry-led research and development projects. One of the projects is led by Saskatoon-based Delco Water. The company is working with a number of rural municipalities and First Nations to develop and pilot remote sensing technologies for water treatment facilities in rural Saskatchewan. The […]

Regina set to start upgrading water meters next month

Sep 14, 2022 | 6:00am

The City of Regina is set to install new water meters. The new system will collect faster, real-time information about water consumption, allowing customers to manage and conserve water use and help detect water leaks. It will also eliminate the need for the meter reading vehicles currently used to collect drive-by meter reads, resulting in […]

Sask Gov’t Using “Misinformed Rhetoric” – Federal Environment Minister

Aug 25, 2022 | 7:52am

The federal government has responded to demands from Premier Scott Moe, to explain why its employees were taking water samples at some dugouts on private farm land. The federal environment minister Steven Guilbeault accused the Sask Party government of mis-representing the facts. “I believe that we, and Canadians, are best served when we engage on […]

Sask Water Security Agency offers support for flood controls

Aug 15, 2022 | 2:28pm

  Saskatchewan Water Securities Agency minister Jeremy Cockrill is reminding municipalities of the annual transition from the Emergency Flood damage reduction program to the flood damage reduction program for the remainder of the fiscal year. The transition moves from the emergency focus toward long-term flood mitigation projects. Applications from municipalities will be accepted until September […]

Construction underway of $325 million Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant renewal

Jul 20, 2022 | 3:25pm

Dignitaries, including the Mayors of Regina and Moose Jaw, all came together for a sod turning for the renewed Buffalo Water Treatment Plant. Under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Government of Canada is contributing more than $89.13 million toward the project, and the Government of Saskatchewan is providing more than $74.26 million. […]

Sask Water Security Agency report shows improved water supplies this summer

Jul 13, 2022 | 7:53am

  This summer’s water supply report is a sharp contrast from last year. Water Security Agency spokesperson Sean Osmar says lake and reservoir levels across most of Saskatchewan are near normal. He adds surface water supplies have improved with recent rains. Osmar says most of the Qu’Appelle Lakes are near the top of their summer […]

Water Security Agency offers new funding for constructed farm drainage projects

Jun 30, 2022 | 2:03pm

The Water Security Agency is providing up to one million dollars in new funding for channel clearing and maintenance for constructed agricultural drainage projects. The funds are available for local governments, including RM’s, Conservation and Development Area authorities and Watershed Associations. The expanded eligibility includes maintenance for constructed drainage projects. Previously, only natural watercourses qualified […]

Sask runoff forecast for spring sees mostly normal to below normal in southern grainbelt

Mar 11, 2022 | 5:48am

The spring runoff forecast for Saskatchewan sees below to well below normal runoff for much of the southern grainbelt. The Water Security agency says many areas went into winter drier than normal and despite significant snowfall runoff will be normal to below normal. Only areas in the south east of Moose Jaw are forecast to […]