The majority of SaskWater’s non-potable water supply is delivered in large volumes to industrial customers for processing and manufacturing operations. While water delivered through a non-potable water supply system does not meet the regulated requirements for human consumption, it does have numerous industrial, commercial and agricultural applications.
Non-potable water connections will not be established to supply direct service to rural residences. Rural pipeline groups that purchase non-potable water from us would be required to perform their own treatment processes prior to residential delivery.
Rural residents may seek non-potable water service to achieve cost-savings in cases where high volumes are needed but potable water is not required, such as for irrigation or livestock needs, or when their potable water source does not provide sufficient capacity for such applications.
In the past year, SaskWater delivered approximately 34.8 billion litres of non-potable water.
SaskWater owns and operates non-potable water systems in the areas surrounding Saskatoon, Buffalo Pound Lake, and along the Saskatoon Southeast Water Supply System, which runs from Lake Diefenbaker, north to Blackstrap Lake and east to Lanigan. These systems serve our rural and industrial customers.