SASKWATER MARKS 2016-17 WITH A MAJOR NEW MUNICIPAL CUSTOMER

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Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Headline: SASKWATER MARKS 2016-17 WITH A MAJOR NEW MUNICIPAL CUSTOMER

Released on July 17, 2017

Leading the list of accomplishments for SaskWater in 2016-1, was establishing a partnership with the City of Melville to make them the fifth city in the province to be served by the Crown corporation.  As part of the agreement, SaskWater will build a new water treatment plant and regional water supply system to serve the growing community and its surrounding area for years to come.

SaskWater tabled its 2016-17 annual report with the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly’s Clerks Office today.  Your Partner in Water, highlights successes throughout the year and delivers the corporation’s financial statements.  SaskWater reported a net income of $6.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2017.

“SaskWater’s top priority is the delivery of safe, reliable and sustainable water and wastewater services,” Minister Responsible for SaskWater Scott Moe said.  “This focus has resulted in a high level of customer satisfaction, which in turn is producing good financial results for the corporation and the people of the province.”

Highlights of SaskWater’s activities in 2016-17 also included:

  • Paying a dividend of $1.6 million to the province
  • Delivering 42.9 billion litres of potable and non-potable water
  • Ensuring a safe, uninterrupted supply of water to customers in Melfort and area affected by the Husky oil spill
  • Completing infrastructure upgrades and improvements at SaskWater’s water treatment plant in Wakaw to benefit the 12 communities served by the Wakaw-Humboldt regional system
  • Recording a fourth consecutive increase in overall customer satisfaction with an 8.64 out of 10 result in the corporation’s biennial Customer Satisfaction Survey.

SaskWater owns nine water treatment plants, three wastewater facilities, and 935 kilometres of pipeline.  In addition, SaskWater owns and operates 140 kilometres of canal called the Saskatoon Southeast Water Supply system.  This system is fed from Lake Diefenbaker and made possible by the Gardiner Dam, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

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