Wastewater Treatment and Management
An emerging issue in water management is the need for environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment systems. SaskWater currently owns and operates wastewater facilities in Nipawin, Pierceland and Fort Qu'appelle.
The Nipawin Regional Wastewater System, which also serves Bunge Canada Ltd., had the temporary aeration system that was installed in Bunge’s industrial primary treatment cell removed in the fall of 2012. The subsequent effluent toxicity test undertaken by the Water Security Agency met the new provincial Wastewater Regulations.
The Echo Regional Wastewater System in Fort Qu’Appelle is nearing its design capacity. SaskWater has been monitoring the liquid level in the evaporation basin since the spring of 2012 and is planning the design and construction work to upgrade the system.
In 2012, SaskWater received and treated 1.0 billion litres of wastewater.